Stefan Bajcetic signs new Liverpool contract until 2027. It is just five months after signing his previous deal.
In a season where Liverpool’s midfield deficiencies have been highlighted, 18-year-old Bajcetic has had a breakthrough season with the first team.
The Spaniard joined the club on their pre-season tour of Asia and hasn’t looked back since. In August, he agreed to new terms with the Reds, becoming the club’s youngest-ever Champions League player in September, and scoring his first goal for Jurgen Klopp’s side in December.
Stefan Bajcetic got a new long-term contract after making several starts in recent weeks, including his full Premier League debut against Chelsea.
Bajcetic joined Liverpool from Celta Vigo in 2020 in a £220,000 deal and progressed through the academy ranks, spending the majority of last season with the under-18s.
However, with the Reds struggling for midfield cohesion and having impressed Klopp and his coaching staff last summer, Bajcetic has regularly trained with the first team in 2022/23.
Stefan Bajcetic’s statement to Liverpool
“It’s crazy,” he said after signing his new contract with Liverpoolfc.com.
“A year ago I played U18s football and now I’ve started some games. I made my debut and even have a goal scoring record – that is something I never get as expection this year.
“It’s incredible how fast it went. But I’ll keep working hard, and hopefully [there will be] more to come.”
His new contract will almost certainly include a number of performance-based incentives, with the 18-year-old receiving terms more in line with his current role in Liverpool’s squad.
The fact that Bajcetic has signed another contract only five months after his last one suggests that he has high hopes for the future.
Tyler Morton, the 20-year-old currently on loan at Blackburn, recently got contract extension by Liverpool. Thus, the pair are likely to play first-team football under Klopp in the coming seasons.
Bajcetic may be quickly get into Spain’s U21 team in preparation for the European U21 Championships this summer.