It’s not the marquee deal most Liverpool fans are after, but it shows how the club is constantly looking to improve across all areas.
A deal for Polish 16-year-old Jakub Ojrzynski is imminent, after the club beat Manchester United to the youngster’s signature, according to James Pearce of the Echo.
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) May 22, 2019
The report says we’ll spend £200k on the teenager who currently plies his trade in his homeland for Legia Warsaw, having beaten United, Valencia and Juventus to his services.
It seems Liverpool have a penchant for Polish stoppers, with Kamil Grabara already on the books!
He’s spent half of this campaign on loan at Danish outfit AGF Aarhus – and enjoyed a decent spell – despite enduring a nightmare outing v Vejle BK.
Ojrzynski will join the U18s originally and compete with Vitezslav Jaros for a starting spot.
He’ll have some difficulty in ousting the Czech, who was superb as Liverpool won the FA Youth Cup a few weeks back.
Still, competition for places in the Academy is a very good thing and will push our prodigies to improve.
Ojrzynski might not be the only keeper to arrive this summer. If Simon Mignolet departs, we’ll need a new reserve for Alisson – but that depends on if the Belgian wants away or not.