Liverpool’s Brazilian playmaker set for European loan deal next term

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Liverpool will send Brazilian midfielder Allan Rodrigues on loan again in 2016/17 in an attempt to speed up the player’s work permit process, reports the Echo.

The 19-year-old is currently enjoying a temporary spell at Belgian side Sint-Truidense, having won the Finnish league with SJK beforehand. (All in all, it’s been a very hectic start to European life for the playmaker!)

Allan is away with Brazil Under-20s right now, and according to the report, plenty of clubs from France, Spain and Holland want to take him for the 2016/17 campaign. One season at one of these clubs, combined with his hopeful participation at next year’s Under-20 World Cup, will see him eligible to work in England.

Klopp rates Allan very, very highly, and would have him as part of the current first-team squad if it were possible, according to these quotes from March. 

“When I came here, one or two months later Allan was here and I said ‘who is this?’. ‘He is a player for us and the week before he became a champion in Finland.’ ‘Interesting – why didn’t he play here?’ ‘Because it’s not possible.’ And then I started learning about the FA rules and things like this.

“I saw him in training and I thought ‘oh my God, what can we do to keep this boy here and bring him into the line-up?’ He’s 19 years old, an outstanding talent, a good player with a good attitude, everybody loves him, he’s a nice lad – so that’s really, really good. He’s a smart player.”

We’re very excited about Allan, and hope he moves to club that gives him minutes in an important position. This will enable him to develop his undeniable talent. Perhaps the Dutch league would be ideal.

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