Not a lot of people would recognise Sepp van den Berg, even if he introduced himself and started conversation.
The 17 year old has been playing for PEC Zwolle and made 19 appearances for their first team last season. Soon enough, he’s likely to be a lot more well known, as he’s becoming a Liverpool player.
De Telegraaf report he ‘flew in deepest secrecy’ to London last night with his parents. There he met up with agents, Frank Schouten, Niels van Duinen and John Morris, and went into to talks with Liverpool to finalise a transfer to the Champions League winners.
PEC Zwolle will be receiving €1.9m, with the Dutch newspaper making it clear that figure can rise ‘considerably’ through future bonus payments.
Van den Berg was also interesting PSV and Bayern Munich and has spoken to both clubs. He asked for time to think, and his decision has fallen in Liverpool’s favour.
He’s already thought to be training at Melwood, and De Telegraaf say that Liverpool beating Bayern shows a shift in the European power stakes.
The Reds are said to be ‘very proud’ they’ve come out on top, once again a major part of ‘Europe’s elite’.