Liverpool announce first summer signing as Dutch wonderkid makes ‘dream’ move

first_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:17Loaded: 7.21%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:17 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Van den Berg is widely regarded as one of the best young defenders in world football, and Liverpool beat multiple teams to his signature Sepp van den Berg will complete a ‘dream’ transfer to Liverpool next month after the Reds reached an agreement to sign the talented Netherlands youngster.Liverpool announced on Thursday they’ve agreed a deal with PEC Zwolle for the 17-year-old centre-back, who has been courted by some of Europe’s biggest teams since his breakthrough in Dutch football. He has been praised by Netherlands international and Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt, who lauded Van den Berg as ‘a great talent’, while Zwolle team-mate Dirk Marcellis called him a ‘smart player’ who ‘knows how to read situations in advance’.Jurgen Klopp’s side are claimed to have beaten Ajax, Bayern Munich and PSV Eindhoven to Van den Berg’s signature, with the deal rumoured to make Zwolle around £1.8million. Bonus payments could increase the total value of the deal, however, if certain clauses are met.Van den Berg said: “It’s just an amazing feeling. 1 Who is Sepp van den Berg? All you need to know about the wonderkid signed by Liverpool and nicknamed Ed Sheeran Darren Gough discusses if Tanguy Ndombele will be a game changer for Tottenham “Liverpool have agreed a deal with PEC Zwolle for the transfer of Sepp van den Berg, which will be completed in July subject to international clearance,” a Liverpool statement read.“The 17-year-old defender has finalised terms on a long-term contract with the Reds after an agreement was reached with the Eredivisie club.”Van den Berg, who made 15 Eredivisie appearances last season, arrives at Liverpool as one of the most highly-rated young defenders in European football. Sepp van den Berg (Zwolle) – niespełna 17 latek (ur. 20.12.2001r.) na 15 możliwych kolejek w Eredivisie: 12 razy w kadrze, 7 razy w “11” i 2 razy wejście z ławki (łącznie 611 minut) jako ŚRODKOWY OBROŃCA. Na koncie mecze przeciwko PSV, czy dzisiaj Ajaxowi… Czego my się boimy?🤔— Maciej Patyk (@Maciej_Patyk) December 8, 2018“It is, for me, the biggest club in the world and it’s a dream come true. I am really excited.“I’ve seen what kind of players from the Academy grew into the first team here. It is unbelievable, especially when this kind of big club does that.“Of course, the trainer [Klopp] is a great guy and one of the reasons they are successful – and also one of the reasons I came here.“I think this is the best place for me to grow and hopefully play a lot of games here.”Van den Berg is expected to link up with Liverpool’s Under-23 side when his transfer is formalised next month, and he will join fellow Dutch defender Ki-Jana Hoever in the underage team.last_img read more