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Liverpool sign young Millwall goalkeeper Yusuf Mersin

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Mersin will begin his Anfield career in the new year

Young Millwall goalkeeper Yusuf Mersin has agreed a move to Liverpool for an undisclosed fee.

Mersin, 16, who has represented Turkey at under-17 level, will officially sign for the Premier League side in January.

Lions boss Kenny Jackett told the club's official website: "We will do everything in our power to keep our best young players.

"However, in a case such as this, it is impossible to stop a boy leaving when a club such as Liverpool makes an offer."

Jackett added: "We have secured financial compensation which will enable us to nurture and bring through other promising players for Millwall."

Mersin will go straight into Liverpool's academy under former Barcelona coach Josep Segura.

The Spaniard said: "The most important thing for Liverpool is that players aged 16, 17 and 18 go on to become professionals with the club."

Mersin follows in the footsteps of David Amoo, who joined Liverpool from Millwall in 2007.

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