Liverpool have been busy bees in this transfer window, in fact they appear to have won the window yet again. The Reds have brought in Kostas Tsimikas, Thiago Alcantara and Diogo Jota whilst covering most of the fees with the sales of Rhian Brewster, Dejan Lovren and Ki-Jana Hoever with more expected to follow. The Reds may have been conducting some business away from the media spotlight, it looks as though Liverpool have completed the signing of Marcelo Pitaluga without announcing him.
Oh what a window
All summer Kopites were warned not to get their hopes up about this transfer window.
The financial impact of the global health crisis has led to many clubs rethinking their recruitment plans as they scramble for financial security.
Kostas Tsimikas was brought in early on in the window to backup Andy Robertson. It wasn’t until weeks later that the Reds made all of our dreams come true with the signing of Thiago Alcantara, a day later surprising us all with Diogo Jota.
There were a number of reports that Liverpool were set to complete the signing of Marcelo Pitaluga but despite various confirmations from journalists there was no word from the club.
Liverpool complete Pitaluga signing
According to James Pearce in mid september Liverpool finalised the signing of Brazilian goalkeeper Marcelo Pitaluga.
However, the club didn’t announce a thing. Many fans began to wonder what was going on with the teenager – surely the club would announce his arrival given that he is supposedly heir to Alisson?
Photos from Melwood appear to show Pitaluga in training with the first team – confirming the teenager’s arrival as a Liverpool player.
📲 Marcelo Pitaluga has arrived! Here’s a picture of him in training with the Reds – seems like we won’t get an announcement. pic.twitter.com/EuccAPdbB6
— LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) October 3, 2020
Kopites will also be pleased to see Alisson Becker looking on at his successor.
What RTK has to say
It is a surprise that the club didn’t announce the youngster’s signing.
Given that he has been brought in to succeed from Alisson at some point in the future you’d have thought they’d want his arrival documented.
It is also interesting that the appears to be training with the first team, perhaps having some one-to-one sessions with Ali?