According to reports, Liverpool are “in talks” to secure the services of Ruch Chorzow’s Polish goalkeeping talent, Kamil Grabara.
Grabara currently turns out for Ruch Chorzow’s U19s side, and is highly rated in his native country.
His performances for the Polish have not gone unnoticed, and the Reds are plotting a move to bring him to Merseyside.
Corroborating reports from Poland, the Echo’s James Pearce suggests that Grabara would join Neil Critchley’s U18s side, to compete with Shamal George, Caoimhin Kelleher and Owen Wheeler.
Manchester United and Manchester City are also thought to have expressed an interested in Grabara.
Liverpool’s move is likely to come to a positive conclusions, with Grabara “expected to travel to Merseyside later this week for further discussions with a view to undergoing a medical.”
The deal is said to include a 15 percent sell-on clause for Ruch Chorzow, and will break the club’s record for a transfer fee received for a single player.
Liverpool’s interest was confirmed by Ruch Churzow president Dariusz Smagorowicz.
“Grabara has been with us for 12 years,” he said.
“A few months ago we signed a contract with him to keep him until 2018, and now Liverpool want to have him.”
Grabara is a Polish youth international, and is the latest young goalkeeper to be linked with a move to Liverpool.
At the beginning of December, the Reds were said to be “considering an attempt” to sign Standard Liege’s Guillaume Hubert, while another Belgian, Jonathan de Bie, was rumoured to have been on trial on Merseyside a month earlier.
With Lawrence Vigouroux (currently on loan at Swindon Town), Danny Ward (currently on loan at Aberdeen), plus Ryan Fulton, Andy Firth and Ryan Crump, Liverpool are stockpiling goalkeepers in their youth ranks!
Jurgen Klopp has continually reiterated his faith in first-team goalkeepers Simon Mignolet and Adam Bogdan, however, and Grabara is very much one for the future.
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