Liverpool Close To Signing Attacking Midfielder

The Reds are inching closer to completing the signing of Fatawu Issahaku from Steadfast FC.
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Just days ago, it seemed that Bayer 04 Leverkusen had signed one of the most exciting talents in the world. 

However, Liverpool made an eleventh hour push to sign Fatawu Issahaku.

Fatawu Issahaku features for Ghana's U20 side.

Fatawu Issahaku features for Ghana's U20 side.

The Reds managed to persuade the young Ghana native's mind and reached an agreement with Steadfast FC for approximately £1.5 million.

Although the Reds are still leading the race for Issahaku's signature, it has been a very complicated deal.

There were issues with the 17 year-old's agents and FIFA warned clubs about working and doing business with his representatives.

This stern warning from FIFA is what forced both Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund to walk away from any deal to sign Fatawu Issahaku.

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The transfer, however, now seems to be back on track as new reports claim Liverpool are confident of a deal.

Anfield Central sources claim that Liverpool are confident that Liverpool will reach a deal to sign the 17 year-old.

Despite Liverpool's Premier League rivals Manchester United trying to hijack the deal, a transfer to the Reds would only be jeopardised by "a drastic change of events".

The report goes on to say that Liverpool have also negotiated for Fatawu Issahaku to join Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon on loan until he qualifies for an English work permit.

Even if Liverpool do sign Issahaku, Anfield Central claim that the club will not make the deal publicly known until he is legally eligible to play for the Merseyside outfit.