Greek side ‘confident’ of Liverpool raid as Reds eye young South American

Greek side ‘confident’ of Liverpool raid as Reds eye young South American

Greek side PAOK are “confident” of taking Liverpool goalkeeper Kamil Grabara on a loan deal for the upcoming season, according to a report.

Grabara moved to Anfield in 2016 and has signed up to two loan deals with other clubs since his arrival.

He signed for Danish side Aarhus GF in January last year, before moving to Huddersfield Town six months later.

In between those moves, he signed a new long-term deal with the Reds but first-team action looks a distant possibility.

As such, the Liverpool Echo reports that Liverpool are willing to let Grabara leave for another spell of loan development. Indeed, they already have a suitor in PAOK.

The Greeks are “confident” of wrapping up a deal for the Poland Under-21 international, although talks are yet to begin.

Grabara is well down the pecking order at Anfield, with Republic of Ireland talent Caoimhin Kelleher the club’s third choice between the sticks.

Kamil Grabara

Meanwhile, the Liverpool Echo adds that the Reds are in talks with Fluminense about signing young goalkeeper Marcelo Pitaluga.

The 17-year-old is in the Brazil Under-17s setup but has yet to earn a cap for his country. More importantly, he is on Fluminense’s transfer list with the club keen to raise funds.

Fluminense are ready to sell the teenager as they continue their financial recovery from the pandemic.

What’s more, Liverpool would not struggle to wrap up a deal, given his German passport negates the need for a work permit in the UK.

Liverpool have only completed one first-team deal so far this transfer window, meanwhile. Jurgen Klopp brought in left-back Kostas Tsimikas from Olympiacos last month.

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Georginio Wijnaldum

Elsewhere, Klopp is to hold important talks with Georginio Wijnaldum over the midfielder’s future.

Wijnaldum has entered the final year of the deal he signed in 2016 and discussions between himself and the club broke down earlier this year.

As such, Klopp is keen to end the stalemate by negotiating with the Dutchman at Melwood on Wednesday.

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