Last Updated: Tue, 23 Jul 2013 13:14
Liverpool have missed out on target Foday Nabay after the 15-year-old school boy opted to move to Premiership rivals Fulham instead.
As well as Reds boss Brendan Rodgers, scouts from both Manchester United and Manchester City had also watched the Birmingham youngster in action but he has opted for the Cottagers.
Nabay handed in a transfer request at St Andrew's before sealing his move to Craven Cottage, much to the dismay of Birmingham boss Lee Clark, who was desperate to retain the teenager's services.
Despite his youth, Clark had tipped Nabay to make the step up to senior level in the forthcoming campaign while he has recently been called up to the England Under-17 squad over a year ahead of schedule.
Clark said: "I made it clear to Foday in several meetings with him that he had the potential to become the youngest-ever player to appear for Birmingham City's first team this season.
"That's how highly I rated him and how highly the club rated him. I wanted him to stay but as a football manager I couldn't have done any more."
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