Report: Liverpool agree to sign 16-year-old defender Billy Koumetio

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp smiles during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Brighton & Hove Albion at Anfield on August 25, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Talented French defender Koumetio is reportedly on his way to England to sign for Premier League leaders Liverpool.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp smiles during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Brighton & Hove Albion at Anfield on August 25, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Liverpool have agreed a deal to sign highly-rated French defender Billy Koumetio, according to The Mail.

The teenage centre-back is currently at US Orleans in Ligue 2 but looks set to get his big break with the Premier League leaders, having arrived in England earlier this week to discuss a potential move to Anfield.

Koumetio is understood to have caught the eye of Liverpool’s coaches after enjoying an impressive trial with the Merseyside giants back in November and it seems that he will now be rewarded with a long-term contract.

 

A left-sided defender, Koumetio is likely to play for the U23 side for the near future where he will be hoping to make his name alongside the likes of Rafa Camacho, Curtis Jones and 16-year-old Ki-Jana Hoever.

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Ki-jana Hoever of Liverpool during the PL2 game at Goodison Park on November 25, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

All three featured in Liverpool’s recent FA Cup third round defeat at Wolverhampton Wanderers so Koumetio will know that he will be given opportunities under the former Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp, who also helped launch the careers of Mario Goetze, Robert Lewandowski and Mats Hummels.

It is not mentioned how much Liverpool will pay for the exciting centre-back.

General view inside the stadium showing a detailed view of a corner flag  prior to the Premier League match between Liverpool and West Ham United at Anfield on February 24, 2018 in...

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