Liverpool is reportedly closing in on an agreement for Stefan Bajcetic, the Celta Vigo wonderkid.
The center-back was closely linked to a move to Manchester United, with rumors stating that the offer was virtually agreed upon.
According to Faro de Vigo, however, a last-minute turn in the negotiations resulted in an abrupt change of destination.
The article indicates that officials from Liverpool traveled on Tuesday to Vigo to make final preparations for his journey to Merseyside.
RB Leipzig is also understood to have made an offer for the 16-year-old in addition to the two Premier League rivals.
It was predicted that Bajcetic would sign with the Red Devils, but Brexit forced an acceleration of the operation, opening the door for the Premier League champions.
The operation was closed for his shift, according to the Spanish outlet, although the sum is not expected to be too high.
In recent months, Jurgen Klopp has shown his dedication to fostering youth into his senior side.
For Neco Williams, Rhys Williams, Caiomhin Kelleher and Curtis Jones, this season alone has seen chances, with the latter in particular making the move up with ease.
In the champions’ recent 2-1 victory over Tottenham, Jones was named Man of the Match, leaving Klopp full of praise for the 19-year-old.
“Some people will tell you that people are growing up fast in Liverpool, and I don’t mean the club, I mean the city,” he said, following the victory over Spurs.
He’s 19 before the pitch joins. That is what all of them have to be like. They are allowed to make this or that mistake when you tell someone is 19.
“Every player is entitled to make mistakes. That’s no problem, we as a team will work that out. But we constantly forget Curtis when we talk about kids, because we don’t see him anymore as a child. But he is, so that’s all right.’