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Liverpool agree £1.8m deal for 17-year-old Brazilian prodigy

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Liverpool agree on a deal to bring Marcelo Pitaluga to Anfield

A report by Globo Esporte (h/t Daily Mail) suggests that Liverpool are close to securing their second signing of the new season. 17-year-old Brazilian shot-stopper Marcelo Pitaluga is the man in question, as has been clarified by the report.

It has been suggested that the highly-rated youngster is very close to making the switch to Merseyside. A deal worth in the region of £1.8m has been touted for his purchase. Pitaluga would join Alisson Becker in Liverpool’s Brazilian goalkeeping contingent if the deal is completed in the coming days. (h/t Daily Mail)

Liverpool have made an offer for Marcelo Pitaluga (C)

Liverpool closing in on the signing of Marcelo Pitaluga (C)

The Liverpool scouts have seemingly been keeping detailed tabs on Pitaluga’s development in Fluminense for a number of months now. (h/t Daily Mail)

Although the Reds had their first bid for the player rejected by the Brazilian club, a second offer worth around £930,000, with an additional £930,000 in add-ons and performance-based bonuses, is said to have now tipped the scales in their favour. (h/t Daily Mail)

The youngster’s boyhood club were reluctant to cash in on their prized possession. But they were motivated by the sheer magnitude of the transfer fee that was being offered. (h/t Daily Mail)

The stopper is likely expected to sign a three-year deal at Anfield, in a contract that would also have the option of an additional two years which can be exercised later on during his career. (h/t Daily Mail)

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Despite being Brazilian, Pitaluga holds a German passport, which has allowed the Reds to expedite his purchase without the extended hassle of acquiring a work visa. With the move seemingly on the horizon now, it could just be a matter of time before this highly-rated goalkeeper arrives at Anfield. (h/t Daily Mail)

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