Report: Bayern made late attempt to sign Liverpool-bound Sepp van den Berg

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Sepp van den Berg signs for Liverpool Football Club at Melwood Training Ground on June 26, 2019 in Liverpool, England.

Liverpool have signed reported Bayern Munich target Sepp van den Berg.

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Sepp van den Berg signs for Liverpool Football Club at Melwood Training Ground on June 26, 2019 in Liverpool, England.

According to The Times, Bayern Munich made a late move to sign Sepp van den Berg before he completed his move to Liverpool.

As announced on Liverpool’s official website, the Premier League club have signed the 17-year-old PEC Zwolle.

The Times has claimed that German and European giants Bayern tried to sign the teenager - who can operate as a central defender or as a right-back - while he was undergoing a medical on Merseyside.

It has been reported that Bayern officials made a series of calls to the youngster’s representatives, but Liverpool eventually got the deal over the line.

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Sepp van den Berg signs for Liverpool Football Club at Melwood Training Ground on June 26, 2019 in Liverpool, England.

Promising talent

Van den Berg is a very talented and promising young defender who can be a star for Liverpool in the coming years.

The Netherlands Under-18 international may not feature regularly for the Reds’ first team next season, but he could be valuable for the Merseyside outfit in years to come.

The 17-year-old made 10 starts and five substitute appearances in the Eredivisie for PEC Zwolle last season, according to WhoScored.

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Sepp van den Berg signs for Liverpool Football Club at Melwood Training Ground on June 26, 2019 in Liverpool, England.

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