Dutch defender Sepp van den Berg to undergo Liverpool medical on Wednesday

Liverpool to sign another Dutch defender

European champions Liverpool are closing in on the signing of 17-year-old Dutch defender Sepp van den Berg.

A wide range of sources have confirmed the move on Tuesday, including the Daily Telegraph.

According to Matt Law of the Daily Telegraph, Sepp van den Berg will undergo a Liverpool medical on Wednesday.

Liverpool, of course, already boast Dutchman Virgil van Dijk in the centre of their defence. They also have other Dutch players in their first team squad including Georginio Wijnaldum and Ki Hoever.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 02: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool gives the thumbs up to his players during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC at Anfield on December 02, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Liverpool see off major competition to sign Sepp van den Berg

According to Law, Liverpool were competing with the likes of Ajax and Bayern Munich to sign Sepp van den Berg.

Just 17, Sepp van den Berg will be Liverpool’s first signing of the summer. This comes after a campaign where they won the Champions League and bagged 97 points in the Premier League, coming second.

Sepp van den Berg had just one year left on his contract at PEC Zwolle, and will cost Liverpool 1.79 million pounds.

After playing over 20 times for PEC Zwolle over the last two seasons, Sepp van den Berg has emerged as a serious prospect, not just in Holland but across Europe as well.

Video evidence of Sepp van den Berg

The representatives of Sepp van den Berg have published a highlights clip of their client in action:

Despite the obvious talent shown by Sepp van den Berg, it seems likely that the youngster will be on the fringes of Liverpool’s first-team squad from the start of the new season.

Related: Georginio Wijnaldum on Virgil van Dijk’s impact at Liverpool.

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