Liverpool teenager Elijah Gift to join Athletic Bilbao

Young Liverpool attacker Elijah Gift is set to join Athletic Bilbao this summer.

Talks between the clubs are at an advanced stage with the fee understood to be around £1million.

Liverpool didn’t want to lose Gift, who has impressed for Marc Bridge-Wilkinson’s under-18s team as a first-year scholar this season.

However, with so much competition in that position and an inviting offer on the table, they have decided not to stand in his way.

Gift, who turns 17 next month, was born in the town of Corella in the Basque Country, which led to Athletic tracking his progress closely.

The Spanish club have a policy where only players native to the Basque Country are eligible to play for them.

Gift joined Liverpool at under-12s level from