Liverpool have reportedly beaten the likes of Barcelona and Dinamo Zagreb to the signature of Bosnian wonderkid Dal Varesanovic.

Bosnian publication BiH Football have claimed through their twitter handle that Liverpool have won the race to sign Bosnian wonderkid Dal Varesanovic. The youngster was being scouted by Barcelona and Dinamo Zagreb as well. However, the Reds have beaten the other suitors to the prodigy.

Dal was rumoured to be on the brink of completing a move to Dinamo Zagreb earlier. But, as it pans out, the 16-year-old has ended up joining Liverpool’s youth side and has already confirmed his move by posting a pic with the Reds legend Steven Gerrard inside the club’s premises and while signing a contract.

Liverpool have hit a snag after they were handed a transfer ban for being guilty in the case of tapping a Stoke youth player – the ban prohibits the Reds from signing local talent to their youth squads. However, the ban does not apply to imports.

And the Reds have begun their recruitment from abroad, with Dal Varesanovic the latest player to join the club, who has moved to Anfield from FK Sarajevo. The player has just turned 16 but has already made it to the Under-17 side for the Bosnian National side.

Dal is technically gifted with the ability to play on either side of the midfield and is reported to have a mean right foot. The 16-year-old was tailed by some of the very best European sides but the player seems to have chosen Liverpool among the suitors.

Barcelona are always on the lookout for the best up-and-coming talents in world football and have perhaps, the best academic structure in the form of the fabled La Masia academy. Hence, the player and his family’s choice to reject the Catalans in favour of Liverpool is sure to delight the Reds hierarchy and fans.

Dinamo Zagreb are the biggest club and have been the biggest club in and around the whole Bosnia and Croatia region. The decision to choose Dinamo would have been an easy one, given the stature of the club. However, Liverpool would provide a fresh challenge for the player.

Also, given Jurgen Klopp’s affinity towards providing youth with a platform to shine in the first-team setup could see him make the cut at Anfield sooner than the other potential destinations.

It will be interesting to see how the player develops and whether he can blossom into the prodigy he has been claimed to be.

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