U.S Teen Matteo Ritaccio Signs Professional Contract With Liverpool

The 18-year-old midfielder from Long Island, NY joined the EPL club's youth academy last year. He had a seamless transition to Europe from the U.S as he holds an Italian passport.
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New York born and U.S youth player Matteo Ritaccio has signed his first professional contract with Liverpool, per the club's website. The 18-year-old midfielder from Long Island joined the EPL club's youth academy last year and started the season well before suffering a leg injury but he should return to action in the new year.

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Ritaccio, a hard-tackling player, was first seen by Liverpool scouts as a 13-year-old during a U.S training camp. His move to Europe had no issues as he also holds an Italian passport.

He made the ranks through BW Gottschee.