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Liverpool Transfer News: Competition To Sign Jamie Hamilton

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Liverpool Transfer News: According to TEAMtalk, Liverpool is one of the teams interested in signing Jamie Hamilton on a free transfer.

The Hamilton Academical defender has emerged as a highly sought-after prospect in the Scottish market. Several teams throughout England and Scotland are on high alert as Hamilton’s current contract is set to expire after the current season.

Many teams are in the race for his signing. The teams include Celtic, Newcastle United, Leeds United, and Burnley among others.

However, Liverpool is leading the race and hoping to sign him in the January window.

Liverpool Transfer News: Competition To Sign Jamie Hamilton
Liverpool Transfer News: Competition To Sign Jamie Hamilton.

Who is James Hamilton?

Hamilton plays as a center-back for the Hamilton Academical Football Club. He has been their best player. The defender has established himself as a valuable component of the defensive since 2019/20.

The defender is just 19-years-old but has made more than 60 competitive appearances for the club. He has also represented Scotland at the junior level on several different occasions.

The Scotsman is 1.88m tall and has made an immediate impact with his commanding presence at the back of the field.

His defensive work rate and dedication have also caught the attention of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. The report claims that the player is being considered as a possible replacement for Nathaniel Phillips in the team’s defensive midfield.

Phillips has dropped behind the likes of Ibrahima Konate, Virgil van Dijk, and Joel Matip in the Liverpool team’s pecking order this season after enjoying a breakout year the previous season at Anfield.

Liverpool Transfer News: Liverpool is mostly showing interest in young defenders

After signing a contract extension with Liverpool in the summer, he is anticipated to leave the club this month. Watford, West Ham United, and Newcastle United were all interested in acquiring him, but Watford’s offer was recently turned down.

Liverpool’s interest in young defenders is known to everyone. They want to sign someone in as Phillips’ replacement. Watford whizkid Travis Akomeah was one of the players that Liverpool had interested in. However, the youngster has now joined Chelsea.

Liverpool has now set their eyes on Jamie Hamilton as a result of the incident. He has extensive experience in the Scottish Premiership. He is capable of playing as a right-back, making him a popular choice to take Phillips’ position in the starting lineup.

At the age of 19, he is unlikely to seek excessive playing time. This makes him a suitable fifth-choice centre-back behind Matip, van Dijk, Konate, and Joe Gomez in the Liverpool starting lineup.

In contrast, it is unclear if the player himself will be enticed by the prospect of moving to Anfield. Given the possibility of having difficulty progressing at the highest level.

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