The Brazilian media today brings some updates on Liverpool’s chase for Fluminense goalkeeper Marcelo Pitaluga.
Back on Monday, we had already covered claims which said the Reds placed an official bid for the signing of the 17-year-old.
Now UOL says there’s been no outcome in this pursuit yet. They write that Fluminense sent the Anfield Road side a counter offer, and are waiting for the response.
Talks are being handled by agent Fabio Braga, who is the son of Abel Braga, a Brazilian manager who’s previously won the league title for the Rio de Janeiro club.
The website claims that Liverpool have been watching Pitaluga for a long time, and had shown their desire to sign him last year. It’s said they offered him a big salary, as well as a job for his father. The idea, according to UOL, is to make him ‘Alisson’s heir’.
Pitaluga is the club’s fourth choice goalkeeper, and the starting position is currently held by Muriel, who is Alisson’s brother. The Liverpool goalkeeper trained in Rio de Janeiro earlier this year, and the youngster had the chance to meet him.