The past few transfer windows Liverpool have been quiet. Instead of making big money buys, disrupting the squad balance, the club has focused on bringing in the brightest youth talents around in an effort to assemble the squad of tomorrow. The club appear to be continuing in the same vein with the Liverpool ECHO reporting that Liverpool have submitted a bid for Marcelo Pitaluga of Fluminense.
In the 2000s we saw the advent of the Galacticos era in football when Real Madrid set about buying up the world’s superstar players.
The Reds seem to pursuing a similar yet modified policy, signing the Galacticos of tomorrow, hoovering up some of the world’s best youth talents.
Last season we bagged Harvey Elliott and Sepp van den Berg, in the last couple of months the Reds have brought in Melkamu Frauendorf and Mateusz Musialowski. It appears the Reds aren’t done yet either.
Liverpool bid for Putaliga
The Liverpool ECHO has reported that Liverpool have submitted a bid for Marcelo Putaliga of Fluminense.
According to the report the club expect the Brazilians to accept the offer with their positioned weakened by deteriorating finances due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The move is also thought to benefit from the player holding a German passport, meaning that we wouldn’t have issues with work permits.
Who is Putaliga?
Marcelo Putaliga is a 17-year-old goalkeeper for Fluminense.
The teenager is said to be the side’s fourth choice keeper, understandable given that he is still so young. Fluminense allegedly rate the youngster highly but their financial situation means that they have to consider offers.
This would be an exciting move by the Reds, to be so confident in a teenager from across the world must be a big endorsement from the scouting team.
We likely won’t see much of the teenager for some years given that goalkeepers don’t tend to hit their peaks until their late 20s he is definitely one for the future.