Premier League side Liverpool will sign goalkeeper Marcelo Pitaluga from Fluminense soon, according to reports in Brazil.
The Reds have so far made one signing this summer with Konstantinos Tsimikas joining from Olympiacos, with any deals made likely to provide further competition, rather than replacing anybody in Jurgen Klopp’s starting XI.
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A report on Tuesday in UOL claimed that ‘a counterproposal’ from Fluminense ‘does not seem to escape Liverpool’s financial strength’ and now a deal seems to be close.
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Brazilian outlet Extra (via Sport Witness) claims that it is a ‘a matter of time’ before Pitaluga makes the move to Merseyside.
The new offer from Liverpool is still being considered but it is now said to be ‘irrefutable’ by Pitaluga and Fluminense.
The report adds that the Reds have made a latest bid of €1m up front followed by another €1m, made up in add-ons and bonuses.
Just like the report in UOL earlier in the week, Extra claim that any deal will be made easier with Pitagula having a European passport.
Extra conclude by saying that Liverpool have ‘offered residence to the athlete and his family, as well as a job to the player’s father’.