Liverpool sign Colombia defender Anderson Arroyo

Anderson Arroyo in action for Colombia at the South American U20 Championship
Image: Anderson Arroyo in action for Colombia at the South American U20 Championship

Liverpool have confirmed the signing of 18-year-old Anderson Arroyo, a highly-rated defender, from Colombia side Fortaleza.

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The player will go out on loan to Mallorca, currently in the third tier of Spanish football, for 18 months.

Liverpool will need to secure a work permit to allow him to play for the club.

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Liverpool confirmed that a deal to sign Arroyo was reached in January, when the player had a trial with the club on an U18s tour of Germany in 2016. They have now received the necessary paperwork to announce the signing.

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Despite his age, Arroyo has played 22 times for Fortaleza where he made his debut as a 15-year-old. He has played for Colombia at both U17 and U20 levels.

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