Liverpool set to sign £1.79m teen who could make first-team squad

Sepp van den Berg

Dutch teenager Sepp van den Berg will undergo a medical on Wednesday ahead of a £1.79million move to Liverpool, according to reports.

The Daily Telegraph report that the Reds “have won the race to sign Dutch teenager Sepp van den Berg”, while ESPN also claim a deal for the 17-year-old defender is close.

The Liverpool Echo are not as bold, but claim “Liverpool are confident they can conclude a deal for the Dutch teen before the end of the week”.

Van der Berg, who has been heavily scouted by Liverpool, will likely become the club’s first signing of the summer with he Echo suggesting the player “could join up with Liverpool’s first team immediately rather than continuing his progress with the club’s Academy players at Kirkby”.

Van Den Berg played 16 first-team Eredivisie games for Zwolle last season and is very highly regarded throughout Europe with Bayern Munich and Ajax both very interested in the player.

Sampdoria are understood to have failed with a £2.25m bid for him in January, but with Van den Berg, who is a Holland under-19 international, due to enter the final year of his contract at PEC Zwolle, Liverpool have landed him for less ahead of Bayern and Ajax.