Liverpool are closing in on the signing of Dutch teenager Sepp van den Berg, according to Goal‘s Neil Jones.

The 17-year-old currently plays for PEC Zwolle, but he is entering the final year of his contract.

Although the Reds look like sealing a deal for Van de Berg, there is competition for his signature.

Bayern Munich, Ajax and PSV Eindhoven are all thought to be interested, while Sampdoria bid £2.25 million for him back in January.

Van den Berg caught the eye for Zwolle last season, making 16 appearances in the Eredivisie under manager Jaap Stam.

The report states that the youngster would go into Liverpool’s Academy initially, “with a view to progression to Melwood should he impress at that level.”

Although Van den Berg may not be the marquee signing that Reds supporters are crying out for, his potential is great.

He has won three caps for Netherlands U19s, despite still just being 17, and Liverpool see him as someone who can impress as much as fellow Dutchman Ki-Jana Hoever, who made his Reds debut last season.


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