Liverpool are interested in goalkeeper Ricardo van der Laan, according to Football Insider.
The 17-year-old currently plays for Belenenses’ under-23 team and Portugal’s under-18 side. Van der Laan only has a year left on his current contract.
The report indicates that the Premier League champions are in the market for a young goalkeeper.
The report also states that Arsenal are interested in Van der Laan.
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
There is not too much information available in regards to Van der Laan. He is an unknown player to us.
There is no denying that Van der Laan would be miles off the first team. He has Alisson, Adrian and Caoimhin Kelleher ahead of him.
The club also has a few goalkeepers in the academy such as Kamil Grabara, Jakub Ojrzynski, Fabian Mrozek. Van der Laan will definitely have some competition.
However, if Liverpool believe that Van der Laan is a potential Premier League goalkeeper, then we are all for the club signing the 17-year-old.
Despite the fact that Liverpool are the current champions of England, it is important that the club do not become complacent.
We want to see the Reds sign players that will eventually go on and win the club another Premier League title.