Portuguese starlet Paulinho to join Liverpool

Liverpool are close to secure their first summer signing with the youngster Paulinho from Portuguese minnows A.D Sanjoanense.

The 17-year-old recently had a trial at Liverpool’s Melwood training base, is all set to move to Anfield at the end of the season.

Paulinho will join the Reds in the coming days when he travels to England with his father, Sanjoanense have confirmed on their official website.

Paulinho has made 12 first-team appearances this season and will be playing for Brendan Rodgers’ side next season.

The Merseysiders are currently fifth in the league table with just three games left to go. They might not qualify for champions league place as the Reds are four points behind fourth placed Manchester United.