Liverpool FC transfer news: Reds want to sign 17-year-old defender on trial at Chelsea
The 17-year-old has impressed during his time with the Blues and made his name in the second tier of Dutch football for MVV Maastricht.
Mbuyamba hasn’t signed a professional deal, and the report claims that the player’s representatives are unhappy with the club not offering him a contract.
Carlos Barros of Prestige Sports told Voetbal International (h/t Mirror) that the youngster would be playing with other teams in hopes of signing a contract:
“He will be training with different teams in the coming days to see where he should enter in terms of level.
“That can be the Under-17, Under-18, Under-19 or Under-23. Chelsea has already indicated that he would like to put him in.”
Chelsea transfer ban could play into our hands
The report adds that Chelsea could face a potential transfer ban and that would help Liverpool sign the defender as we are leading the chase for the 17-year-old.
There is also interest from non-English clubs, with Celtic, Porto and Bayern Munich also keeping tabs on Mbuyamba, according to the report.
The Reds have seen several young players get promoted to the first-team under Jurgen Klopp.
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Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez are a couple of defenders who have made it to the first-team and there are high hopes of Rhian Brewster breaking into the side in the coming season.