Reds beat Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United to youngster, say reports in Brazilian media.
Liverpool have pulled off a coup by signing 15-year-old wonderkid William McLaren, billed the ‘new Neymar’.
McLaren’s real name is William Oliveira Souza but he has been nicknamed after the British Formula One racing team because he so quick across the ground.
The youngster had been due to join Sao Paulo on trial but Liverpool scouts reportedly got hold of a video of McLaren and beat the Brazilian club to his signature.
According to 101 Great Goals, McLaren told the Brazilian media: “A representative from Liverpool watched me play. He liked me and offered me a contract. Other clubs like Manchester [believed to be United], Chelsea and Arsenal were also interested.”
New Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has reportedly personally watched the starlet and offer him a three-year deal on Merseyside.
McLaren is expected to join up with the Liverpool development squad as soon as this weekend.
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