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Fulham sign Liverpool FC teenage starlet Christopher Buchtmann

by Richard Buxton. Published Mon 01 Feb 2010 11:21, last updated: 01/02/10

Liverpool have agreed a deal to sell promising 17-year-old defender Christopher Buchtmann to Premier League rivals Fulham for a £100,000 deal.

The versatile left-sided player was an integral part of the Reds side that reached the FA Youth Cup final last season as well as helping Germany win the European Under 17 Championship.

Buchtmann, named as one of UEFA's top 10 stars of the future in May last year, has been allowed to leave Liverpool after failing to progress through the ranks at the club's youth academy since his arrival from Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2008.

Roma striker Stefano Okaka and Aston Villa's Nicky Shorey have also signed in at Craven Cottage but only on loan deals until the end of the season.

The Cottagers are hoping that his addition to their squad will be one of many before the close of the transfer window at 5.00 pm today after seeing striker Diomansy Kamara join Scottish giants Celtic on loan.


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"Can't help feeling we need to do a bit more business up front with our current injuries" Gary, Carshalton around 4 years, 12 months ago

"perhaps there's a buy back clause in the contract? if he improve, it'll be a win win situation for both party if we got him back..." artwork1504, malaysia around 4 years, 12 months ago

"Sounds like a great move to me. Can we have Gerrard too?" FulhamFan, SW6 around 4 years, 12 months ago

"what's the matter when they let one of their top 3 juniors go for pittance the academy have a case to answer!!!!! " daboy, australia around 4 years, 12 months ago

"If this is true it's bonkers, the lad looked a real prospect and could have been knocking on the door for the 1st team in a couple of years." shabbydabby, Gravesend around 5 years ago

"One of fifas top 10 stars of the future gone 4 pittance whats wrong with this academy surely he will come back to haunt them." daboy, australia around 5 years ago

"This is Crazy. £100,000 ? This young German guy had rave reviews last year. No wonder we're financially screwed. Sparq2112 " sparq2112, North Wales around 5 years ago

"Well that fee should pay Torres' wages for a few days !" Nigel M, London around 5 years ago

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