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Brazil Starlet Training with Liverpool First Team Ahead of Expected Move

Amidst reports that a £500k deal to bring him to Anfield is all but done, Brazilian youngster Allan Rodrigues de Souza is currently training with Liverpool's first team.

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While another first team signing may still be possible, having brought in seven new players already this summer the focus there is likely to be on clearing out a few spare parts before the end of the window. Liverpool, though, can always be counted on to look to strengthen their youth ranks these days, and they look set to be on the verge of officially signing Brazilian starlet Allan Rodrigues de Souza.

The 18-year-old is currently at Melwood training with the Liverpool first team, having been allowed to head to England ahead of an expected £500k move by SC Internacional. The young midfielder impressed scouts and coaches at a youth tournament Liverpool were involved in earlier in the year. Despite that he’s training with the first team right now, Allan would not be expected to push for first team minutes straight away.

Instead, he would join fellow new youth signings Bobby Adekanye and Brooks Lennon with the U18s and U21s, both of whom officially—though quietly, as Liverpool don't announce youth signings—joined the club earlier in the summer. While both of those new youngsters are set to fill attacking roles, the left-footed Allan is a deeper lying creative midfielder who has shown a knack for dictating the tempo from the centre of the park.

Meanwhile, Liverpool are currently hosting a pair of trialists from Uruguay’s Nacional, 16-year-old Augustin Pereira and 15-year-old Juan Manuel Sanabria. Part of the deal for Sebastian Coates in 2011 involved Liverpool providing funding for Nacional’s academy and getting the chance to take promising youngsters on trial along with the right of first refusal should another club bid on a target Liverpool wanted.

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