Everton new boy George Green had a trial with Liverpool before deciding to move to Goodison Park, it has been confirmed.
The 15-year-old had also been on the respective radars of Arsenal, Rangers, Tottenham and Southampton, while has been likened to a young Wayne Rooney.
Liverpool, though, ran the rule over Green last year, but the midfielder was told he did not have the physique they were looking for.
However, when the Reds registered their interest in Green once more, the teenager said he would rather remain with Bradford than move to Anfield.
"He said he'd rather stay at Bradford than go to Liverpool," Bantams academy chief Archie Christie told the Liverpool Echo.
"He had been last year and was just told he wasn’t big enough, he wasn’t strong enough etc."
Christie also claimed Braford had agreed to sell Green to Tottenham but, after the youngster went to last weekend's Merseyside derby, he opted to join the Toffees.
"Davie Moyes phoned me and we had already agreed an offer for Spurs, but he asked to at least have the chance to speak to him," added Christie.
"So we took him to the Merseyside derby on Saturday. They told him this is the People's Club and that you’re either red or blue in Merseyside, and he said 'I’m a Blue'."