Liverpool full-back Owen Beck is set to join Portuguese side Famalicao on-loan for the season.
That’s according to The Athletic, who claim the a loan move for the Liverpool youngster is ‘close’ to happening.
19-year-old Beck will reportedly join the Primeira Liga side on a full season loan as he looks to gain first-team experience.
The teenager made his way into Jurgen Klopp’s senior team last season. Beck made two appearances but is behind Andy Robertson and Kostas Tsimikas at Anfield.
Ward making his mark in Portugal
As well as being an interesting looking move for Beck, the deal further cements Liverpool’s ties with Portugal.
Sporting Director Julian Ward is well familiar with goings-on in the country having previously worked with the Portuguese national team.
And he has seemingly brought that experience with him as he heads up Liverpool’s transfer business.
Although this is obviously an outgoing transfer, it should further relations between Liverpool and another team from the country.
Famalicao aren’t one of the big boys in the league, that’s for sure. But having just completed their second consecutive season in the top division, they’ve finished in the top half yet again.
They’re an upwardly mobile club who are seemingly willing to invest in youth. That bodes well for both Beck’s loan move, as well as some potential dealings in the future.
As The Reds keep an eye on their youngster’s progress, perhaps one or two of his new teammates will even catch their eye, too. With so much talent within the league, it can’t hurt to keep an eye on those clubs outside of the ‘big three.’
All the best for a successful season, Owen.