Liverpool new boy Edvard Tagseth has revealed that prior to agreeing a move to the Reds in 2015, both Manchester City and Manchester United wanted him, while he had a trial at Everton at the age of just 13.
The Anfield outfit agreed to sign Tagseth in May 2015, but the move was completed only this summer upon the midfielder turning 16 years old.
Tagseth, who previously represented Norwegian outfit Neset FK, has already turned out for the Liverpool Under-18 team under the stewardship of Steven Gerrard following his arrival.
And the teenager explained that besides Everton and Manchester United, Manchester City were also keen to snap him up before he agreed a move to Liverpool in the summer of 2015.
“I played for my local team Neset in Norway”, he said on LFC TV.
“When I was thirteen, I went on a trial at Everton.
“I went there a couple of times before Man United wanted me.
“I played a tournament, there were some scouts there I think and then Man City wanted me in April 2015 before I went to Liverpool in May.
“And this summer I signed a scholarship [with Liverpool], a dream come true.
“It was always my dream to play for Liverpool and when they wanted to sign me, I couldn’t say no to that.”
Tagseth has a big reputation back in his homeland, with the Norwegian FA’s head of development Hakon Grottland having compared him to Real Madrid youngster Martin Odegaard.
He is yet to earn a senior cap for Norway, but has represented the nation at Under-16 level.