Liverpool to sign 17-year-old Fluminense keeper Marcelo Pitaluga in £2m transfer this week after impressing Klopp

LIVERPOOL will sign Brazilian goalkeeper Marcelo Pitaluga from Fluminense this week, according to reports.

The 17-year-old is expected to join Barry Lewtas' under-23 side at first but has impressed first-team boss Jurgen Klopp.

Goal claims the Reds have agreed a deal for the teenage stopper which could rise to £2million.

Fluminense will also be entitled to 25 per cent of any future sale.

It is understood the deal will be structured as an initial fee of £700,000 with performce-related bonuses of up to £1.2million.

As Pitaluga holds a German passport, he is able to make the move to Merseyside before he turns 18 in December.

The youngster shared a picture of himself at Rio de Janeiro Airport over the weekend captioned: "You'll Never Walk Alone."

Pitaluga was part of the Brazil squad which won the under-17 World Cup on home soil last year.

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He has been on Fluminense's books since the age of seven.

In February, he was pictured alongside Liverpool No1 Alisson and hisbrother Muriel, who is Flumense's first-choice.

Pitaluga will compete with Caoimhin Kelleher for a spot in the Reds' Premier League 2 team, with 21-year-old Polish keeper Kamil Grabara likely to head out on loan.

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