‘You kept me away from my childhood club…Your career at RUIN’: Steven Gerrard’s cousin Bobby Duncan – now in Spain’s third division – attacks agent Saif Robbie for his bitter accessory exiting the Liverpool transfers.
- Bobby Duncan showed great promise as a young striker at Liverpool in 2019
- But the agent who worked on his exit – Saif Robbie – accused the club of “bullying”.
- Despite his comments, Robbie claims to have advised Duncan to stay at the club
- But Duncan – the cousin of Liverpool and England legend Steven Gerrard – hit back at Robbie and accused Robbie of “endangering his career”.
Former Liverpool youth star Bobby Duncan has slammed Seif Robbie – the agent who worked his exit from Anfield in 2019 – for ‘keeping me out of my childhood club’ and ‘endangering his career’.
Duncan – cousin of Liverpool and England legend Steven Gerrard – has shown huge potential as a young player in the club’s academy and once scored an impressive 66 goals in a single season as a young player.
But he left the club for Fiorentina in a controversial way in September 2019 after Robbie accused the Premier League giants of “mental bullying” on his client.
Statement first reported by Sportsmail At the time it was also claimed that Liverpool had not allowed Duncan to leave, despite the interest of Fiorentina and Denmark FC Nordgeland.
He accused the Merseyside Club of “holding him against his will and harming his mental health”.
But Ruby, during his day TalkSPORT On Monday, he insisted he had in fact urged Duncan to stay at Liverpool.
Agent Saif Robbie (left) oversaw Bobby Duncan’s transfer from Liverpool to Fiorentina in 2019
Robbie (left) was instrumental in Duncan’s move from Merseyside to the Serie A club
But he has struggled to make an impact in Serie A, and now finds himself in the Spanish third tier
Speaking at the radio station, he said, “Can I tell you something in this particular case?”
I’ve already advised him to stay at Liverpool and you have to understand one thing, which is what I’ve been trying to tell you guys, my job is to do my best for whoever asks me to help them whether it’s the player, buying the club or selling the club.
In this particular case, you can choose to believe me or not, I thought his staying was the best outcome.
“It wasn’t supposed to be like that and in the end it got a little ugly with Liverpool which is a pity.”
But an enraged Duncan was quick to tweet and responded with the agent, insisting he shouldn’t trust my career in your hands.
The 21-year-old quickly responded on Twitter and accused the agent of ‘endangering his career’
Duncan wrote: “You and I know the truth.
I didn’t have a decision nor did I say because you took it upon yourself to jeopardize my career, toss a local boy out of his childhood club and leave me and my family to pick up all the pieces.
“I have not once talked about this summit in ‘four years’ as it was my main priority to get my career back on track.
But, nevertheless you think you have the right to say my name on a live radio show.
‘I shouldn’t have trusted my career in your hands. I learned my hard lesson there.
“And I only pray that you have learned your trade because it can ruin another career for little boys.”
Robbie appeared on talkSPORT on Monday, telling them he ‘advised Duncan to stay’
Duncan signed with Fiorentina shortly after Robbie’s comments – which Liverpool denied – in 2019 have struggled to make an impact league.
He did not participate in the first team of the Italian club, but he had an impact on the youth level, scoring four goals in 12 matches for the Primavera team.
In January 2020, Duncan changed agents and signed with German agency SportsTotal.
Later that year, Duncan signed a three-year deal with Derby but only appeared once.
After his financially troubled stint with the Rams, Duncan signed with Spanish third-division club Real Palumbidica Linens this summer.