The Kenny Dalglish/Damien Comolli led Liverpool revolution continues apace following the high-profile signings of Jordan Henderson, Charlie Adam and Stewart Downing with the capture of USA wonderkid Villyan Bijev.
Now this news is yet to be reported by the English press, so we could claim an “exclusive” on Liverpool’s latest signing except it has been confirmed by a report fromÂ KMPH Fox 26 out of Fresno, California.
Bijev, an 18-year-old striker, has reportedly signed a three-year contract with a two-year option to continue with Liverpool after impressing for the Under-18 side at Anfield.
He will not need a work permit to play in England as he has Bulgarian citizenship. Bijev has represented USA at Under-18 level and been prolific for his club Cal Odyssey in the Development Academy.
The American wonderkid has spent two games on trial with Liverpool and came to the fore in an 8-0 win over Stevenage Borough last Monday.
Mike Marsh’s Under-18s had an easy time of things and Bijev produced an incredible first-half performance, scoring a hat-trick, winning a penalty and setting up another with a fine assist in the Liverpool number 9 shirt.
Intriguingly, Liverpool, who are yet to announce the signing, made no mention on their website of Villyan Bijev’s excellent 45-minute performance against Stevenage that undoubtedly secured him a contract on Merseyside. The official website simply notes that Adam Morgan claimed two goals – article here.
Video evidence of Bijev scoring some goals in 2009 is on this video.