Liverpool have agreed a deal for Fluminense goalkeeper Marcelo Pitaluga after a new and improved offer for his services.
According to UOL Esporte (relayed via @LFCTransferRoom), the Reds were keen to bring the 17-year-old to Anfield after he spoke with Alisson through his brother Muriel.
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Liverpool’s offer is a reported £1.8million with a clause that will see Fluminense receive 20% of whatever the Merseyside outfit make via a future sale of Pitaluga.
The teenager joins fellow young goalkeeper Fabian Mrozek in the club’s youth ranks ahead of the new season.
This update has sparked some debate amongst the Anfield faithful and many are frustrated that Liverpool continue to add youngsters to the academy, but have yet to secure a marquee senior signing – Kostas Tsimikas is the only senior addition so far and he will just be a back up to Andy Robertson.
One fan has replied mockingly by saying ‘a new signing!’ whilst another genuinely appears to be excited by the connection between Alisson and Pitaluga by saying they ‘love this’.
Read more replies from the Twitter selection here:
A new signing!!! pic.twitter.com/g98cWqPzkQ
— Mo (@VadaVanDjik) September 9, 2020
FSG rn pic.twitter.com/W8oH71vUKa
— SteveLFC (@Steve_LFC19) September 9, 2020
Another goalkeeper to add to the 100 we already have
— covid 19 FC (@Luke_FC_) September 9, 2020
Transfer budget blown now.
— Boffstar 🌟 (@ukboffin1) September 9, 2020
that’s our last penny
— fahmiredooo~ (@fahmeeeeeeeeee) September 9, 2020
Love this. Allison’s prodigy.
— Jimmy (@bobbyjiminho) September 9, 2020
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