DONE DEAL: Balagizi signs new Liverpool deal before Crawley moe | OneFootball

DONE DEAL: Balagizi signs new Liverpool deal before Crawley moe

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Liverpool youngster James Balagizi will spend next season on loan at Crawley Town.

The 18-year-old attacking midfielder penned a new contract with the Reds before joining the League Two club.

"We are really thankful to Liverpool for allowing James to join us on loan," Betsy told Crawley's official website. "He is an extremely talented young man who I have known for a very long time. He is highly thought of at Liverpool, so for them to send him to us and trust us with a real asset of theirs speaks volumes for the football club.

"James can be a box-to-box to midfielder with great athleticism and speed. He can also play a real defensive role at times, as he is really astute in his positioning. A real class act who I believe will show his quality once he gets on the pitch for us. This really is a fantastic signing for us as he already has a great pedigree and has played for his national side at such a young age."

On the switch, Balagizi said: "I am over the moon to sign here, and I feel like this is the right move for myself and my family. My relationship with Kevin is what brought me to the club as he was in my ear and telling me that I should join. However, after he spoke to me, I did some research on the club, and I really liked the project that they are building here."

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