German champions Bayern Munich have reportedly tried and failed to hijack the transfer of young Dutch defender Sepp van der Berg.
This is according to the publication from TalkSport which revealed that the Bavarian giants tried to derail the Liverpool transfer by reaching out to the player’s agent.
The Germans also tried to contact his family before the move to Liverpool was made official on Thursday in a deal reported to be around £1.4m.
Liverpool could pay up to £4.4m for the young Dutch defender if he goes on to represent the first team.
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Sepp van der Berg was officially announced as a Liverpool player on Thursday thus making him the first signing of the summer for the newly crowned European champions.
Liverpool signed the Dutchman from PEC Zwolle FC of the Netherlands.
He enjoyed a breakthrough season for PEC Zwolle last season.
Sepp van der Berg made 15 appearances for PEC Zwolle who finished well outside the relegation places at the end of the latest Dutch Eredivisie season.
The player is widely regarded as one of the young centre backs in the Netherlands and he has been likened to Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk who was a key member of the team that won the Champions League at the start of this month.