Liverpool in battle for Sepp van den Berg

Bayern Munich are reported to be desperate to sign the 17-year-old centre-back, Sampdoria bid £2.5m for him in January and Ajax and PSV Eindhoven are also circling.

Liverpool already have four centre-backs in Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren, but view Van Den Berg as a player they can develop for the long term, while also recognising he has the potential to play first-team football immediately if required.

It’s understood the club view the player as a similar project and at a similar stage of development as Joe Gomez when he signed from Charlton in 2015.

Due to the stiff competition Liverpool face – Bayern need to replace Mats Hummels who has returned to Dortmund, Ajax are looking for a long-term replacement for Matthijs de Ligt – Van Den Berg’s signing would represent a real coup for Michael Edwards and his transfer team.

The next 72 hours are likely to decide the future of the Dutch U19 international.

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2019-06-25T22:36:07+01:00By |

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