Real Salt Lake have been linked in the last few days with a shock return for one of their academy graduates: Brooks Lennon, 19, a forward, has been playing for Liverpool’s U-23 side but is now set for a year-long MLS loan.
That’s according to a Liverpool Echo report that dropped today, stating that the Liverpool U-23 striker is set to return to Liverpool at the end of RSL’s 2017 campaign.
Lennon left for Liverpool in July 2015; he had been a frequent target for the Merseyside club for some time before that. He joined after he was able to secure an Irish passport, and he’s been playing there since.
One of the many talented players to come through Real Salt Lake’s academy, Lennon will join a host of players he’s well-familiar with. He played alongside Sebastian Saucedo, Jose Hernandez, and Justen Glad, among others.
We’ve sought confirmation of the Liverpool Echo report from RSL Communications and will update if any is to be had.
There’s still a chance that there’s smoke without any fire in this one, but given the rumors started outside the English rumor system that is tabloid newspapers rather than inside, there’s at least something to this one.
The report didn’t specify if the purported loan deal would include any fees, or if there is a potential transfer deal to come at the end of the life of the loan.