Liverpool are signing Jay Spearing to play a role in their U23 games in one of the most remarkable transfer stories of the summer.
The midfielder was certainly a Liverpool player during his early days, and the club have announced his return to Anfield.
Spearing will play a similar role as Paul McShane at Manchester United. Hell will be a contributor for the U21s and a coach for the U18s, and unless something goes horribly wrong, he will not play anywhere near the first team.
Many people who live near Liverpool are happy to see Spearing return to his boyhood club, and Jose Enrique, his former teammate, has sent him a message on Twitter ahead of his proposed move.
Liverpool are on track to sign Jay Spearing as their replacement.
During his time with the academy coaching younger age groups, he will play for the U23 side.
Spearing was very popular during his time at Anfield, and that''s why he will be such a great addition to the youth league.
Regardless of his skill, this is a player who has gone there and done it, and he knows what it takes to enter the ranks at Liverpool, and he knows what it takes to play for a club with this incredible history.
Yes, Spearings'' career hasn''t exactly worked out exactly the way he would have imagined during the season on League Two football, but that experience will have taught him a lot, and if he can pass that wisdom on the next crop of youngsters coming through on Merseyside, more of them might make it at the top level.
It will be interesting to see how Spearing can impact these young players.