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A forward with plenty of potential, Baars had to be patient to wait for his paperwork to be completed before officially joining the Reds in the summer of 2017.
Formerly with Ajax, the exciting prospect has received a perfect grounding at the Amsterdam club's hugely-respected Academy. Under-18s coach Kieran McKenna spoke about ensuring the Dutchman translated his training-ground form into matches when 2017/18 got under way and he was part of the squad that took part in a training camp in Austria during the close season. He did just that, making 21 appearances over the course of the season, with goals against West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City as the young Reds won the Under-18 Premier League North title.