By 90Min
October 18, 2017

Liverpool's teenage prospect Bobby Adekanye has revealed that he harbours an ambition to return to his old club Barcelona at some point in the future and realise his dream of playing in front of a packed Camp Nou. 

At the age of four Adekanye left his home Nigeria to live in Holland, and began his footballing career with Ajax before Barcelona snapped him up in 2011. He made the switch to Liverpool's academy in the summer of 2015, and while he is determined to make the grade at Anfield, he hasn't given up hope of a move back to Catalonia some day.

Speaking to the Dutch Website VoetbalZone the 18-year-old said: "Barcelona is my ultimate dream, that's right, and hopefully I will play there again in the future. But my dream for now is to get into Liverpool’s first-team.

"The club has a lot of confidence in me, they see a big talent in me. They say: ‘All you need to do is to keep fit and you can kick on here.’"


Adekanye was forced to leave Barcelona in 2015 when they were found to have broken FIFA rules. So Liverpool seized the opportunity to capture the winger, and he’s now making a name for himself with the Reds in the UEFA Youth League.

Although born in Nigeria, Adekanye is a Dutch youth international and he is a regular member of the U18s squad. He also revealed why the highly sought-after starlet chose Liverpool, after leaving Barcelona.


"Liverpool gives the opportunity to youth, just look at the club's past. I thought, ‘I have good talent and am a good football player so why not? Why should not I try?’" he added.


"It has not gone as far as I had hoped, but I'm still young. I can learn a lot from my injuries and bad moments.

"I really need to play football and every minute I get to show myself. Hopefully, my dream comes true and that's playing in Liverpool's first-team."

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