Dutch Star Lands in Liverpool as Rivals Look to Beat Reds to His Signature

Thursday July 20th, 2017

According to ​SoccerNews.nl, young Feyenoord star Joshua Zirkzee has landed in Liverpool ahead of a move the the Premier League.

​However, the destination of the 16-year-old wonder-kid is still uncertain with a host of Premier League clubs interested in the striker.

Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool and Everton are all thought to be keen on adding the young star to their youth set-ups this summer.

Arsenal were initially thought to be close to singing the Feyenoord prospect, however reports have claimed that the youngster had recently flown into Liverpool instead of London.

This has led to some suggesting that the young striker could be on his way to Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool or Ronald Koeman's Everton, with the Merseyside rivals set to battle it out for his signature. 

16-year-old Zirkzee joined Feyenoord from ADO Den Haag last summer and has attracted Premier League attention after scoring 33 goals in Feyenoord's academy teams last campaign.

Holland's two largest teams, Ajax and PSV Eindhoven are also reportedly interested in the young striker, however it seems as though he wants a move to England instead.

It is thought that Ronald Koeman's Everton are ahead of the pack out of all the teams, with Zirkzee set to become another one of Koeman's young signings this summer.

Everton have already signed QPR's 18-year-old Josh Bowler and have also reportedly agreed a £6m fee with Newcastle for 17-year-old defender Lewis Gibson.

Koeman is known for giving youngsters such as Tom Davies and Dominic Calvert-Lewin chances in the first team and this may have been one of the reasons attracting Zirkzee to the club.

However, with so much interest in the young striker it remains to be seen if Koeman can secure a deal for the young star before another club tries to lure him away for Goodison Park.

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