Bobby Duncan attacks agent Saif Rubie over his bitter transfer to Fiorentina 

‘You took me away from my boyhood club… YOU RUIN CAREERS’: Steven Gerrard’s cousin Bobby Duncan, now in Spain’s third tier, attacks agent Saif Rubie over his bitter Liverpool exit saga.

Former Liverpool youth star Bobby Duncan has criticized his former agent Saif Rubie for “jeopardizing his career”.

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Duncan was a promising young player at Liverpool and a cousin of Reds legend Steven Gerrard, but controversially left the club in 2019 after Rubie accused the club of “mental harassment”.

A statement first reported by Sportsmail also claimed that Liverpool had not allowed Duncan to leave despite interest from Friorentina and FC Nordsjaelland, and that the club were “holding him against his will and damaging his mental health”.

Saif Rubie was Bobby Duncan's agent during his time as a youth at Liverpool.

Saif Rubie was Bobby Duncan’s agent during his time as a youth at Liverpool.

Rubie helped Duncan move to Fiorentina but struggled to make an impact in Serie A

Rubie helped Duncan move to Fiorentina but struggled to make an impact in Serie A

The 21-year-old slammed his former agent on Twitter for 'jeopardizing his career'

The 21-year-old slammed his former agent on Twitter for ‘jeopardizing his career’

The striker joined Fiorentina shortly after but struggled to make an impact in Serie A.

After a stint at Derby, he now plays in the Spanish third division with Real Balompedica Linense.

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Despite the accusations he leveled at Liverpool three years ago, Rubie claimed on TalkSPORT today that he had urged Duncan to stay at the club.

He said, ‘Can I tell you something in that particular case? In fact, I advised him to stay in Liverpool and you have to understand one thing, which is what I was trying to tell you, my job is to do my best for whoever tells me to help him, whether it’s the player, a buyer. club or a selling club.

‘In that particular case, you can choose to believe me or not, I thought staying was the best outcome. It wasn’t meant to be and in the end it got a bit ugly with Liverpool, which is unfortunate.”

Duncan responded to his former agent on Twitter today. He said: ‘I didn’t make up my mind or say you took it upon yourself to jeopardize my career and take a local lad away from his boyhood club and leave me and my family to pick up all the pieces.

‘Not once have I spoken about this top in “four years” as it has been my top priority to get my career back on track. But nevertheless, you think you have the right to mention my name on a live radio show.

I should never have left my career in your hands. I have learned my hard lesson there. And I only pray that you learned yours, as it could ruin another young man’s career.

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