This article is part of Football League World’s ‘The Verdict’ series, which provides personal opinions from the FLW writers regarding the latest breaking news, teams, players, managers, potential signings and more…
Tranmere Rovers finally got off the mark in League One at the weekend after they secured a 5-0 win over crisis club Bolton Wanderers, having lost their opening two league matches.
Rovers’ poor start to the season has prompted manager Micky Mellon to look to strengthen his side and is working hard to try and secure a loan deal for 19-year-old Liverpool defender Adam Lewis, according to a report on Football Insider.
So would this be a good deal if Tranmere can seal a loan deal for Lewis?
“If Tranmere can get a deal over the line for Adam Lewis between now and September 2nd, it could prove to be one of the biggest coups of the transfer window in League One.
“Whereas the left-back has yet to make his debut for Liverpool’s senior team, he showed real signs of promise for their Under-23 side last season.
“As well illustrating an ability to read the game in a defensive sense, Lewis also proved to be a threat going forward for the Reds as he ended the previous campaign with seven assists to his name.
“Although the third-tier represents a step up from youth football, there is no reason why the 19-year-old cannot help Tranmere establish themselves in this particular division following their promotion from League Two earlier this year.”
“This looks like an ideal move.
“Lewis is a promising young player who has developed through the age group sides at Liverpool, captaining the under-18s before making the step up to the under-23s.
“He’s a versatile player who is comfortable anywhere on the left flank, which should make him a useful addition to Micky Mellon’s squad.
“The defender signed a new long-term deal at Anfield earlier this year and has trained with the first team frequently, which is a testament to his potential.
“The move will keep the player close to home, which should suit him and will likely mean he settles more easily.”
“This would be a great signing for Tranmere for everyone involved. Being a highly-rated youngster, the left-back must have some sort of potential to be playing for Liverpool.
“He played 29 games for Liverpool Under-23s last season, showing he can cope with demands for a number of games one after another.
“The left-back will also provide strong competition for current defender Liam Ridehalgh as Micky Mellon attempts to strengthen his squad.”