Liverpool will make a £500,000 bid for 18-year-old Brazilian starlet Allan Rodrigues de Souza during the coming days, according to reports in The Guardian.
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Allan, who currently plays in his homeland with SC Internacional, is a skilful midfield player who is regarded as one of the best up and coming talents in South America.
Our source states that Liverpool coaches were impressed by Allan during the Frenz International Cup, which was held in Indonesia and Kuala Lumpur earlier this year and included both club’s Under-18 teams.
The Reds narrowly missed out on the Under-21 equivalent of the Premier League title last season, finishing second to Manchester United, but with the likes of Jerome Sinclair and Sheyi Ojo now eyeing up first-team spots it seems that our owners are making a concerted push to reinforce our options at youth team level.
It’s very hard to be disappointed about this one!