Liverpool have beaten arch-rivals Man Utd to the signing of Celta Vigo youngster Stefan Bajcetic, according to reports in Spain.
The Red Devils have recently been linked to the 16-year-old, who joined the Spanish club’s youth ranks three years ago and has been gradually catching the eye of scouts.
It was believed that a transfer to Man Utd was ‘practically arranged’ until Liverpool launched a ‘last-minute attack’ to land the youngster.
A representative from Liverpool was sent to Vigo yesterday to ‘take care of travel procedures’ after Brexit ‘forced the operation to accelerate’.
A fee isn’t mentioned in the report but Celta Vigo will get a share of his training rights plus compensation when the deal is completed.
They too claim that Man Utd were ‘very close’ to signing the defender but that a deal to join Liverpool ‘will be made official’ in the next few hours.