Promising Defender Remi Savage Is Set To Turn Down New Liverpool Contract For Premier League Side

The teenager is set to sign a three-year contract with Newcastle United after turning down Liverpool's offer.
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Liverpool's U23 defender Remi Savage is on the verge of joining Newcastle United, after turning down the club's recent contract proposal. 

As reported by The Athletic's James Pearce, the 19-year-old wants to join the Tyneside to increase his chances at first team football. 

Savage's contract ends with Liverpool at the end of the month, so nothing official will be confirmed til then, but it seems that The Reds' attempt at keeping the player at Anfield have failed. 

It's believed both him and Algerian left back Yasser Larouci will leave the club this summer, after both turned down one year contract extensions. 

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The versatile defender, who can play at centre-back or at left back, made 21 appearances for Liverpool U23's in his first season since moving up from the U18's. 

If Savage does leave his hometown club in his search for a new challenge, Liverpool will still receive a compensation fee of around £250,000. 

Yasser Larouci's last Liverpool first team appearance against Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup          (Photo by PA Images/Sipa USA) 

Yasser Larouci's last Liverpool first team appearance against Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup          (Photo by PA Images/Sipa USA) 

Larouci has had slightly more chances in the first team than Savage, with the 20-year-old having two FA Cup appearances to his name. 

His debut arrived after coming on as a substitute to help The Reds beat Everton 1-0 at Anfield last season-the result earned him a full 90 minutes against Shrewsbury Town in the following round.  

The Algerian, who joined Liverpool in 2017 from French side Le Havre, has been linked with moves to Premier League teams Leeds United and newcomers Brentford.