Paul Glatzel Instagram story all but confirms LFC departure of highly-rated youngster

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By Daniel Moxon – @dmoxon_

Teenager Edvard Tagseth’s Liverpool career seems to be over for good after a teammate’s Instagram story bade farewell to the Norwegian.

Paul Glatzel posted a message aimed at his academy friend on Wednesday, all but confirming the midfielder’s Merseyside exit.

Last month a report from Norwegian newspaper Nettavisen claimed that Liverpool had offered Tagseth, 18, a new contract, but he was set to reject it as his father Tore claimed he wanted ‘new sporting challenges’.

The goodbye message from his teammate all but confirms that the youngster will be embarking on a new chapter in his career from next season.

In the post on social media, Glatzel said: “Good luck with your next chapter bro, you will be missed,” alongside a picture of the pair playing together at the Kirkby Academy.

The Scandanavian – in the past compared to countryman Martin Odegaard – was impressive for the u18s when managed by Steven Gerrard, but has been used more sparingly by Barry Lewtas and has failed to recreate his 2017/18 form when used this season.

Tagseth could be one of nine to depart the club this summer, as youth players Conor Masterson, Corey Whelan, Bobby Adekanye, Juanma and Connor Randall will be out of contract.

They will likely join senior players Daniel Sturridge, Alberto Moreno and Adam Bogdan whose deals also expire at the end of June.

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