Wrexham youngster Danny Ward has signed for Liverpool for an undisclosed fee.
The deal which is believed to be in the region of an initial £100,000 may see the Dragons receive future payments on a performance-related basis.
The transfer went under the radar with much of the media spotlight on Liverpool’s supposed attempt to induce Carlos Tevez to Anfield in a swap deal with Andy Carroll.
Reds boss Kenny Dalglish dismissed that and other rumours yesterday stating that the signing of the 18-year-old keeper would represent the only transfer activity at Liverpool during this window.
Wrexham-born Ward, who was in the second year of his Apprenticeship at the Racecourse Ground, has been capped at youth and under-17 level for his country and is highly rated by Wales intermediate boss Brian Flynn.
Ward, who had yet to make a first-team start for Wrexham, leaves with the Welsh Club’s blessing.
“It’s a great move for Danny. We would have liked him to stay, but the chance to sign for a top Premiership Club was too good for him to turn down,” said Wrexham Player-boss Andy Morell.
“He goes with all our best wishes and it would be great to see him playing top-flight football in the not too distant future.”