Confirmed: Liverpool sign Brazilian midfielder Allan Rodrigues de Souza

Liverpool have confirmed they have secured the future of Allan Rodrigues de Souza, and the Brazilian midfielder could make his first appearance on Saturday.

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The 18-year-old is set to sign for around £500,000 from Internacional after spending the week training at Melwood with the squad.

Allan has been named among the substitutes for Saturday evening’s penultimate pre-season friendly of the summer against HJK Helsinki. Kick-off is 5.30pm (UK) and there’s live coverage on This Is Anfield from 5.15pm.

Upon announcing the matchday squad, Liverpool FC tweeted:

Allan was originally linked with a move to Liverpool last month when Andy Hunter of The Guardian reported the Reds’ interest:

“The 18-year-old impressed Liverpool coaches during the Frenz International Cup held in Indonesia and Kuala Lumpur earlier this year, when both the Merseyside and Brazilian clubs’ under-18s teams featured, and talks to bring the player from Porto Alegre to Anfield are under way.

“Allan, as he is more succinctly known, would cost around £500,000 and represents part of a concerted effort by Liverpool to bolster their options at youth level this summer.”

Allan is the third youth signing of the summer for Liverpool after 16-year-old Bobby Adekanye from Barcelona and 17-year-old Brooks Lennon from Real Salt Lake City.

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Welcome to Liverpool, Allan