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Transfers of Tuesday, 10 January 2012

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Liverpool take Ghana star on trial

GHANA Under-20 International Mumuni Abubakar is set to arrive in Liverpool this week for a two-week trial with the Reds.

The 18-year-old midfielder was spotted by Liverpool scouts in Italy while playing for New Edubiase United in a friendly against Parma last November.

It has now been confirmed that Abubakar, who was voted the Sport Writers Association’s Ghana Premier League Player of the Year for 2011, will be on trial from this week.

Fifa agent Oliver Arthur said: “Liverpool will assess him for 10 days and then take a decision, but I’m confident he’s not coming back to Ghana.”

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Despite his young age the midfielder is club captain of New Edubiase United and he will be hoping to impress Dalglish to earn himself a move to the Premier League outfit before the January transfer window closes.

Arthur added: ”I understand he had a good game yesterday [Saturday] against Medema in the Ghana Premier League and so his fitness level cannot be questioned.

“He is a promising player and I wish him all the best.”

Abubakar becomes the latest youngster to be invited for a trial by Kenny Dalglish after Mexican Under 17 striker Marco Bueno and Spanish youngster Nacho spent time on Merseyside last summer.