EPL Transfer
EPL Transfer - Reuters Staff

English Premier League (EPL) club Liverpool will let young midfielder Allan Rodrigues de Souza leave on loan for Belgium outfit Sint-Truiden for the remainder of the season.

The 18-year-old has been touted to undergo a medical at the Belgium club ahead of his loan move this winter, according to Goal.com.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been impressed with the young Brazilian since he joined the Merseyside club from a loan spell at the Finnish side SJK Seinajoki.

Saint-Truiden has Benni McCarthy as their assistant manager who is a 2004 Champions League winner. MacCarthy’s fluency in Portuguese as well as the club’s attacking mindset are believed to be the reason behind Liverpool letting Allan leave for the Belgium club. Saint-Truiden already has two South American footballers in their squad in the form of Columbian Joao Rodriguez and Chilean Christian Cuevas. Brazilian Allan will be their third.

Allan won’t be able to feature for Liverpool this season because of a failed work permit. The Brazilian will now look for first-team opportunities with Sint-Truiden.

Liverpool will send representatives to Belgium in order to monitor Allan’s progress. Saint-Truiden will face second-placed Anderlecht at the end of this month where Allan is expected to feature.

Meanwhile, reports suggest that Liverpool are looking to rope in Ajax Amsterdam winger Anwar El Ghazi. The Reds have to go into a tussle with another Premier League giant Manchester United if they want to rope in the Dutch footballer of Moroccan descent, according to Tuttosport.

The 20-year-old is valued at £8 million (AU $16.6 million) by Ajax and both the Premier League clubs have to match the amount in order to have any chance of signing him. El Ghazi’s contract with Ajax runs out in summer of 2019.

Finally, Liverpool has been said to hold back from their pursuit of Real Madrid youngster Martin Odegaard.

The Reds were one of the several clubs across Europe to be taking an interest in the 17-year-old. However, Madrid told Liverpool that Odegaard was not for sale, according to Spanish publication Marca.