Paulinho set for Liverpool medical

The 17-year-old – who plays in the third tier of Portuguese football – is on Merseyside with his father and is set to join up with the Reds before the start of next season

Teenager Paulinho is set to undergo a medical with Liverpool as he looks to complete a move to Anfield.

The 17-year-old, who currently plays for Portuguese third-tier outfit Sanjoanense, has travelled to Merseyside with his father to agree a contract with Brendan Rodgers’ side.

On the completion of the deal, the youngster will return to Portugal to complete his campaign with Sanjoanense before joining up with the Premier League club ahead of next season.

In a statement on their website, Sanjoanense said: “Sanjoanense informs that, after many months of negotiations, they have reached an agreement with Liverpool for the transfer, outright, of Paulo Alves Paulinho.

“The agreement comes after a period of testing at the legendary English club, which met the expectations of his parents. It should be formalised in the coming days, with the player allowed to travel to Liverpool in the company of his father.”