Liverpool beat Bayern, Ajax to signing of Dutch teenager

Joe Williams
Jurgen Klopp Liverpool

Liverpool have beaten off interest from a number of other clubs to sign PEC Zwolle teenager Sepp van den Berg, according to reports.

Van Den Berg has played 16 times for the senior side at Zwolle, who compete in the Dutch Eredivisie, while he is a Netherlands under-19 international.

Bayern Munich and Ajax were two other sides eager to sign the 17-year-old but Matt Law of the Telegraph claims that it’s Liverpool who will sign the centre-back.

Law claims that the defender is ‘due to undergo a medical on Wednesday ahead of a £1.79million move’ to Anfield as Liverpool’s first signing of the summer.

‘One of the brightest young prospects in Dutch football’ might have joined Sampdoria in January if Zwolle hadn’t turned down a £2.25m offer for him.

However, with one year left on his contract at Zwolle, the Eredivisie side have decided to cash in on their talented youngster.