Report: Liverpool set to agree deal for emerging Brazil star after decision made
By Harvey Byrne
Liverpool are set to loan out Allan Rodrigues de Souza in the hope of acquiring a UK work permit for the youngster, according to a report.
Merseyside publication The Liverpool Echo claims that Allan, who has already been out on loan twice since joining the Reds, does not yet fulfill the criteria to play in England.
The Anfield-based side are now said to be on the lookout for a club that will aid the 19-year-old’s ability to acquire a work permit by offering him regular playing time.
Liverpool want to agree a deal in the coming weeks in what would be the teenager’s third temporary transfer in 10 months.
Allan was temporarily shipped out to Finland’s SJK at the start of September 2015, but returned to the club in late October after making eight appearances for the Finnish champions.
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The Brazil Under-20 international was then loaned to Belgian side Sint-Truiden for six months from January 2016, where he starred in nine encounters.
Manager Jurgen Klopp is a big admirer of Allan, who moved to Merseyside from Brazilian outfit Internacional last summer for a fee of around £500k.
Allan caught the eye of Liverpool scouts after playing against the club’s youth team in January 2014’s Frenz International Cup in Indonesia and the Reds pushed through the deal last summer with the club’s academy staff having high hopes for him.
In other Liverpool news, Reds defender Tom Brewitt is open to a January loan away from the club.