Almost Done: Talented defender set to finalise medical ahead of Liverpool move

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Liverpool are on the brink of finalising the signing of PEC Zwolle defender Sepp van den Berg, according to the reports.

The 17-year-old had attracted interest from top teams in Europe including, Ajax, Barcelona Bayern Munich and PSV, while Sampdoria had a €2.5 million (£2.25m) bid turned down earlier in January.

But according to the Daily Telegraph, the Merseyside Reds have won the race to secure the services of Van den Berg after convincing the defender that Anfield is his best place for him to continue his progress.

The report suggested that the Dutch wonderkid is due to undergo a medical on Wednesday ahead of finalising his move to the Merseyside Reds.

Van den Berg will begin his time at Anfield in their academy side with the aim to get a chance and impress Jurgen Klopp.

The 17-year-old played 15 games in the Eredivisie last term and helped Jaap Stam’s side avoid relegation.

Goal claimed that the Merseyside Reds chief scout Barry Hunter and head of recruitment have been instrumental in the club’s push to secure the services of Van den Berg.

It’s also reported that the Reds scouting reports for Dutch sensation have been ‘overwhelmingly positive’.