Liverpool make first signing of the summer

Liverpool have agreed a deal with PEC Zwolle for 17-year-old defender Sepp van den Berg.

The transfer will be completed in July, subject to international clearance.

“It’s just an amazing feeling,” the young Dutchman told the official site. “It is, for me, the biggest club in the world and it’s a dream come true. I am really excited.

“I’ve seen what kind of players from the Academy grew into the first team here. It is unbelievable, especially when this kind of big club does that.

“I think this is the best place for me to grow and hopefully play a lot of games here.”

Van den Berg made 15 appearances in the Dutch top-flight last season, helping his side to a 13th-place finish, and will be one to watch for the future.