Anfield youngster set to commit to Reds.
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Jay Spearing is set to be signed by Liverpool on a long-term contract as new Liverpool recruitment supremo Damien Comolli steps up his youth policy.
Comolli, 38, arrived at Anfield last month as director of football strategy following the club’s takeover by New England Sports Ventures.
He has been busy scouting for new players as well as tying down the future of the club’s brightest prospects.
Already since Comolli arrived, youngsters Daniel Pacheco and Martin Kelly have committed themselves to Liverpool until 2014.
Spanish forward Pacheco, 19, has signed a two-year contract extension and full-back Kelly, 20, has signed a three-year extension.
And now Mirrorsport understands Liverpool officials are close to getting midfielder Spearing, 22, to pen a new contract too.
Spearing, who has made 14 appearances for the club, still has 18 months to run on his deal at Anfield.
But Comolli wants the club’s brightest prospects nailed down to Liverpool.
And negotiations with Spearing have started about giving the starlet a new three-and-a-half-year deal. (Daily Mirror)
Jay Spearing has been trying to break through the ranks at Anfield for a number of years now.
There is of course a case that having a base of home grown talent is vital to maintain the identity of the club, but for one of the most illustrious sides in world football, perhaps only the most outstanding of players should break through and stay.
Spearing is a decent player, but one who was on loan this year at Leicester.
There is reasonable weight to the debate that Liverpool even have better backup players than Spearing, but if Comolli and Roy Hodgson seeenough potential there, perhaps his commitment to the club is a good thing.
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