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Rushden youngster joins Liverpool

Rushden & Diamonds

Rushden and Diamonds youth team striker Aaron King has completed a move to Liverpool for an undisclosed fee.

King, 16, joined the Blue Square Premier side at age 11. He begins a two-year scholarship with Liverpool on 6 July following a successful trial.

Rushden's head of youth Paul Driver told the club website: "We are all absolutely thrilled for Aaron.

"This is a brilliant achievement for everyone involved in his development in the five years he has been with us."

King becomes the third player in the last two seasons to move from Rushden's youth system to a Premier League club, after Paris Cowan-Hall and Callum Reynolds who joined Portsmouth.

"His progress with us to get to the level where one of the 'big four' is prepared to offer him a scholarship also serves as further evidence of how well we have maintained our system, despite the withdrawal of financial support from the football authorities in the past two seasons," added Driver.

Rushden and Diamonds youth team will play a "Diamonds Legends" team on Sunday, 2 August to help raise funds for the club's youth set-up.



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Portsmouth snap up Rushden pair
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