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(Photo) Expected Liverpool arrival pictured at airport ahead of completing transfer

Imminent Liverpool arrival Marcelo Pitaluga has shared a picture of himself at the Rio De Janeiro airport, with the ace on the way to Merseyside to complete a transfer to the Premier League champions.

Fluminense officially confirmed that a deal has been reached with Jurgen Klopp’s side over the sale of the promising goalkeeper, with the side retaining 25% of the ace’s rights (effectively a sell-on clause).

GloboEsporte report that Liverpool will pay an initial fee of €1m for Pitaluga – who is commonly referred to as just Marcelo – with the transfer also including a further €1m in add-ons.

GloboEsporte add that Marcelo will sign a three-year contract with Liverpool, with the terms including the option of a further two years.

Marcelo was actually a teammate of Alisson’s older brother, Marcelo Gustavo, at Fluminense, with the Brazilian top-flight side stating that a medical and putting pen to paper is all that’s left in the deal.

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Hard-working Liverpool fan account shared a picture of the moment, via Marcelo’s Instagram story:

The Reds may have snagged themselves a real bargain, the transfer of South American prospects is often difficult Marcelo holds a German passport – which makes the move possible before he turns 18.

Marcelo didn’t feature for the Brazilian side’s first-team, but the talent has trained alongside the senior squad.

Marcelo has been part of Brazil’s Under-17s squad, winning the World Cup with this age group last year.

Given the talent’s pre-existing relationship with Alisson, notably the fact they’ve already trained together, it’s fair to assume that Marcelo could settle in Merseyside smoothly.

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3 Comments

  1. Leo says:

    Who gives a damn about a 17 year old GK who will spend 5 years in the academy while we are wasting chances upon chances with real starting line up players like Thiago, Mbappe and Sarr?

    1. CS says:

      Totally, fully, 100% agree!

  2. JOSEPH LONGWAL says:

    MBAPPE &SARR NOT THIAGO

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