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Liverpool and Chelsea weighing up EFL double swoop ahead of Deadline Day



Liverpool and Chelsea are interested in signing Grimsby Town duo Louis Boyd and Ben Grist, according to the Athletic.

The homegrown pair are both said to be attracting interest from two of the biggest football clubs in the country, with the domestic transfer window closing on Friday evening.

Boyd has already caught the eye for Grimsby this season, becoming the youngest player ever to play for the club after featuring against Harrogate Town in the EFL Trophy last month.

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The midfielder, who was 15 years and 324 days old when making his debut for the Mariners, also became the club’s youngest-ever goalscorer, when he netted in the second-half in a 2-2 draw.

Boyd also made his league debut against Walsall last month, coming on as a late substitute in a 1-0 defeat.

Grist is yet to make a first-team appearance for Grimsby but is highly thought of by the club and by Ian Holloway, and made the bench against Harrogate.

The Athletic now claim that Liverpool and Chelsea are among the top-flight sides interested in signing the pair, who are both yet to turn 16.

Grimsby chairman Philip Day has recently revealed that the club are set to lose around £700,000 this season due to current events, so may be forced into selling the homegrown pair.

The Verdict

Boyd and Grist look to be huge talents and could be key assets for either Liverpool or Chelsea in the future.

It’s a shame that Grimsby may have to sell the players solely to raise funds immediately, but if they include sell-on clauses, then they should reap the rewards in the future.

Liverpool and Chelsea both have excellent youth setups, and the duo would be great additions.

Nottingham-based journalist who regularly covers Nottingham Forest home and away.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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