REPORT: Young goalkeeper aware of Liverpool’s reported interest

The youngster has been called up to The Netherlands senior squad during the international break.

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Liverpool will likely need a new deputy goalkeeper this summer as Caoimhin Kelleher is heavily linked to a departure from Anfield. Third choice keeper Adrian’s contract is also set to expire in the summer.

Young Anderlecht goalkeeper Bart Verbruggen has revealed that he is aware of rumours circulating about Liverpool and Manchester United’s interest in acquiring his services.

“I don’t read much,” said the young Dutchman. “But sometimes you get a message forwarded. It’s nice when things go well.”

According to a report from Het Laaste Niews, the 19-year-old goalkeeper has sparked the interest of Liverpool and Manchester United.

Manchester United have issues in the goalkeeper department also. David De Gea’s contractual future is uncertain and Tom Heaton’s contract expires in the summer. Dean Henderson is unlikely to stay at Old Trafford when he returns from his loan spell at Nottingham Forest.

According to Voetbal Nieuws, Verbruggen may command a record transfer fee of around £11 million, which would make him the most expensive goalkeeper sale in the history of the Belgian top-flight.

The 20-year-old has been recently called up to the Dutch national team by Ronald Koeman for the first time during the international break.





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