Liverpool have a knack for bagging the best wonderkids from across the globe. In the last couple of years we have seen the arrivals of Billy Koumetio, Harvey Elliott, Sepp van den Berg and Melkamu Frauendorf to name but a few. The Reds could be set to add to this haul of young talents with reports that Liverpool are going all out to sign Marcelo Pitaluga from Fluminense.
Who is Pitaluga?
Marcelo Pitaluga is a 17-year-old goalkeeper for Brazilian side Fluminense.
He is said to be fourth choice for the Brazilian side, impressive given his infancy in goalkeeping terms.
The first choice keeper at Fluminense is Alisson Becker’s brother, the youngster was recently pictured with the Reds’ shot stopper.
Liverpool bid for Pitaluga
The outlet claims that the Brazilian side have rejected bids from elsewhere and want a percentage of any future transfer fee.
However, it is believed that they will have to sell this summer as they face a precarious financial situation due to the global health crisis.
The report also states that the Pitaluga family wants the move as the Reds have allegedly offered the family a house and a job for the father.
The move would be aided by the fact that the keeper holds a German passport, meaning that work permits won’t be as tricky to come by.
What RTK has to say
If the Reds are indeed offering to move the whole family over then this keep may be something special.
It is always exciting when the club brings in a precocious young talent, you have to wait to see if they’re any good or not.
At just 17-years-old we likely wouldn’t see any of Pitaluga for some years, Alisson will be our first choice for the years to come and keepers don’t tend to hit their prime until their late 20s and early 30s anyway.
This is one well worth keeping an eye on, it would certainly be a statement of intent from the Reds to bag such a prized young talent.