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Liverpool Closing In On First Summer Signing

Timothy Aiyeku

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Sepp van der Berg

Merseyside giants Liverpool are reportedly closing in on their first signing of this summer’s transfer window.

According to the Daily Mail, Liverpool are on the verge of completing a deal for PEC Zwolle central defender Sepp van der Berg.

It was revealed that the Reds want to sign the 17-year-old defender this summer.

The player has been dubbed the baby Virgil Van Dijk due to his style of play while in the colours of his club.

He made his first team debut during the 2017/18 before establishing himself in the starting XI.

The aforementioned publication from the Daily Mail claimed that the Reds still have to see off the threat of the likes of German Bundesliga club Bayern Munich as well as the Dutch Eredivisie duo of Ajax Amsterdam and PSV Eindhoven.

Dutch champions Ajax Amsterdam are looking for a possible replacement for wantaway defender Matthijs De Ligt and they have identified young defender van der Berg as the man to fill the void from De Ligt if the Ajax skipper leaves as expected.

Recent reports claimed that De Ligt will leave Ajax Amsterdam for Juventus this summer but the likes of Liverpool, Manchester United, Paris Saint Germain (PSG) and Barcelona are still keen on signing him.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.