Liverpool have had a quiet summer transfer window to say the least. The Reds have opted against big money buys and have once again made only minor adjustments to the senior squad, offloading Dejan Lovren and bringing in Kostas Tsimikas. The club have brought in a few youngsters and could soon add another – reports in Brazil have claimed that Liverpool will sign Marcelo Pitaluga imminently.
Who is Marcelo Pitaluga?
There isn’t a tremendous amount known about the Brazilian keeper as he hasn’t played a senior game for Fluminense yet.
The 17-year-old is fourth choice at the South American side, an impressive feat given his age. The first choice keeper, Muriel, is Alisson Becker’s brother.
Sport Witness have compiled a neat fact pack on him which states that he has played for Brazil at a number of age levels and was in the squad for the U18s World Cup recently, which Brazil won.
He also recently featured in the Copa Sao Paulo – a youth tournament which attract scouts from around the world – he impressed with the ball at his feet and pulled off some incredible saves.
Liverpool to sign Pitaluga
Globo Esporte in Brazil have claimed that Liverpool should sign Marcelo Pitaluga imminently, stating that Fluminense have finally accepted an offer from the Reds.
The youngster is said to be close to joining on a three-year-deal with the club looking to make the teenager the ‘heir’ to Alisson Becker.
Thankfully, the move can go through straight away as the shot stopper holds a German passport, meaning that he can leave before his 18th birthday.
What RTK has to say
In Mickey Edwards we trust.
The Reds must have seen something they liked in the boy if they are acting so swiftly to bring him all the way from Brazil at such a young age.
The move is an exciting one given the connection to Alisson, the pair were pictured together recently when the Reds’ number one was training with Fluminense during lockdown.
Fingers crossed he does transpire to be the ‘heir’ to our first choice keeper, it would prove vital to have him studying under Ali for the years to come if he is to eventually take over his spot.