By Scott Taylor
Liverpool are reportedly in talks with Ruch Chorzow goalkeeper Kamil Grabara over a potential transfer to Anfield. Grabara, 16, signed his first professional contract with the club last season, and has already made his debut in the reserves. According to Polish website Sport, Jurgen Klopp’s side are in negotiations with the youngster, who has previously been linked with a move to both Manchester United and Manchester City.
Grabara is also a Polish youth international. He was called up to the U15s side back in June 2014 for their double header against Scotland. Less than a year later, he was called up to Bartholomew Zalewski’s U16s side, where he made ten appearances for the national side in the qualifying tournaments for the 2017 European Championships. In August, Grabara was promoted to the U17s, where he played in the Nordic Cup, with Poland losing 1-0 to Sweden in the final.
In the 2013/14 season, Grabara was playing in the Central Junior League and has since gone on to train with Ruch Chorzow’s first team. This has led to him signing his first professional contract with the club, which expires in June 2018.
However, he is not the first goalkeeper to have been in talks with Liverpool over recent weeks. The Reds have already had young Belgian goalkeeper Jonathan De Bie at Melwood on a trial period this season. With Shamal George, Owen Wheeler and summer signing Caoimhin Kelleher being the club’s goalkeeping options at U18 level, it seems odd that the Reds are linked with yet another goalkeeper, so it will be interesting to see how this potential transfer develops.