An Exciting Proposition: Danish Prodigy on Premier League Giant’s Radar
Liverpool FC, known for their keen eye on young talent, are reportedly keeping close tabs on 18-year-old Lecce defender, Patrick Dorgu. This revelation comes straight from the horse’s mouth, Dorgu’s agent, Kingsley Ogbodo.
The Red’s Potential Move
During an interview with Sport Italia, Ogbodo hinted that the Reds are more than just casually interested in the young Danish left back. Although Liverpool has yet to make a formal offer for Dorgu, the likelihood of this eventuality is high, considering their track record of investing in youth talent.
Ogbodo stated, “No, they haven’t made any offers, but it is very likely that Liverpool will make one. I don’t know if it will happen, but they are interested and they like the player.”
Agent’s Words of Caution
Ogbodo, however, has previously counselled caution to his protegé about joining the Merseyside giants too early in his career. In an earlier statement to Danish outlet Bold, he advised Dorgu against rushing into the premier league.
Choosing Development Over Monetary Gain
Ogbodo emphasised the importance of the player’s career development and consistent playing time over the lure of a hefty paycheck. His recommendation is for Dorgu to continue honing his skills before leaping onto a bigger stage.
Liverpool Not Alone in the Race
Dorgu’s promising potential has not only attracted Liverpool but also other European heavyweights like Manchester City and Barcelona. However, Ogbodo prefers his client to remain with Lecce for a few more seasons to gain further experience and maturity.
About Patrick Dorgu
Dorgu, a full back, has made significant strides in Lecce’s youth setup since relocating from his native Denmark last year. The 18-year-old has also left his mark on the international stage, featuring in five games for the Denmark U-19s, contributing two goals.
With Lecce managing to hold on to their Serie A status last season with a 16th-placed finish, it could be an ideal platform for Dorgu to break into the senior side in the 2023/24 campaign, thereby cementing his place as one of football’s rising stars.