Sixteen-year-old Icelandic footballer Kristján Gauti Emilsson will most likely sign an agreement with English premiere league football club Liverpool in the coming days. “Liverpool made me an offer that I can’t refuse. It’s just too sweet,” he said.
Emilsson practiced with Liverpool earlier this month and was subsequently offered a contract. “Scouts from Liverpools saw me play with the national team last summer and invited me to come practice with the club,” the young footballer told Fréttabladid.
Emilsson has caught the attention of many foreign clubs lately. In the fall he played both with IFK Gothenburg, Sweden and the Glasgow Rangers as a tryout and Manchester United also expressed interest in having him practice at their camp.
The footballer has always supported Liverpool so playing for the club at Anfield is a dream come true. “First and foremost I plan to improve and work on what I have to work on. Maybe it will take me further but time will have to tell,” he said.
However, Emilsson finds it difficult to abandon Hafnarfjördur where he lives and his home club FH. “I am very grateful for the club, which has an excellent program for teenagers. It is because of them that I have become such a good player.”
Emilsson will be the third Icelander to play for Liverpool. Haukur Ingi Gudnason was the first to be signed with the club in 1997 and Gudlaugur Victor Pálsson has been playing for the club for the past year.