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Rumour Mongering: Liverpool Battle Man City for Belgian Starlet

With clubs leery of big money signings, a future prospect like Aster Vranckx could make for a more likely target this year.

SOCCER JPL D26 KV MECHELEN VS RSC ANDERLECHT Photo by JASPER JACOBS/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images

We remain cautious when it comes to talk of big name, big money transfer signings this offseason given the current uncertainty over not just when it arrives and whatever form it takes but what the finances of clubs across Europe will look like when it does.

However, we do expect some moves to happen. And for a club like Liverpool, those moves could be with an eye to the future. At least according to club-connected journalist David Maddock, who sees the Reds pushing for at least one young signing.

That young signing, if they are to get their way, would be KV Mechelen’s 17-year-old midfielder Aster Vranckx, already in the first team picture for the Belgian First Division A club—and reportedly also a target of big money rivals Manchester City.

It’s said Liverpool have now been tracking him closely for more than a year, and in various outlets a fee of £1-2M has been mooted for the promising youngster who, if he did arrive, would join the likes of Ki-Jana Hoever and Harvey Elliott in the academy.

Previously, Vranckx has also been linked with Manchester United and AC Milan, but based on the current power dynamic in English and European football, it appears that the neither club is among the frontrunners and finalists for his signature.