Pearce confirms Reds ‘closing in’ on first signing on summer

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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.

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.

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