Rafa is going about his squad-building in a very intelligent manner and today he has captured another young hope!
Liverpool have today confirmed the capture of Spanish right-back Emmanuel Mendy on a three-year deal. The 18-year-old arrives on a free from Murcia Deportivo and will compete for a place in Gary Ablett’s reserves.
Petit but powerful, Mendy has also been known to play at left-back. (Official Liverpool FC website)
Obviously it’s tough to comment on a signing who is yet to make an impact, but clearly the success of the young players coming through the ranks and being brought in by the scouting system shows that Benitez and his staff know what they are doing. Clearly this is the clever way to build up a team for the future, rather than simply spending a fortune on this year’s latest young star. It’s a way of building a bright future without breaking the bank. Do Liverpool fans get a sense that their Spanish boss has decided that a process of scouting young talent is a far more financially prudent way of pushing for the Premier League title?