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Bad news for Liverpool as Dutch youngster completes Serie A switch

Liverpool’s pursuit of dutch wonderkid Justin Kluivert has come to an end after the teenager completed his move to AS Roma.

Kluivert, son of former Barcelona player Patrick, joined the Serie A giants on five-year-deal after passing his medical yesterday afternoon.

The fee is believed to be in the region of €20 million euros.

The 19-year-old exploded onto the European scene in early 2017, where his fine form helped Ajax reach the Europa League final, where they eventually lost to Manchester United.

And the youngster again impressed last term, managing 10 goals in 30 appearances for Erik ten Hag’s side – form which earned him his first senior call-up to the Dutch national side in March.

Kluivert’s move to the Champions League semi-finalists now means Liverpool will have to look elsewhere in their search for attacking talent ahead of the new season.

Corriere dello Sport claim that Tottenham and Liverpool both lodged €25 million bid for Kluivert in recent weeks.

Both Chelsea and Manchester United were also understood to be interested in bringing the highly rated youngster to England.