Liverpool FC has officially announced another departure from Anfield, coinciding with a tweet from midfield transfer target Roméo Lavia as transfer rumors continue.
The club has affirmed that young goalkeeper Jakub Ojrzynski will embark on a season-long loan deal with Dutch club Den Bosch.
Liverpool secured Ojrzynski’s services for €333k from Legia Warsaw in 2019. He has previously undertaken temporary spells with Caernarfon Town in the Welsh Premier League and Radomiak in the Polish Ekstraklasa.
Throughout his career, the 20-year-old has made 19 appearances in the under-18 Premier League, maintaining six clean sheets, and has participated in seven Premier League 2 matches. Despite being named on the bench for an away game against Sheffield United in the 2020/21 season, he has not yet made a senior appearance for the Reds.
Den Bosch competes in the second tier of Dutch football and is set to commence its campaign against TOP Oss on Friday evening.
Ojrzynski becomes the seventh player from Liverpool’s under-21 squad to join loan spells this summer. The list includes right-back Anderson Arroyo (FC Andorra), left-backs Owen Beck (Dundee FC) and Adam Lewis (Newport County), central midfielders Dominic Corness (Yverdon Sport) and James Balagizi (Wigan Athletic), and fellow goalkeeper Harvey Davies (Crewe Alexandra).
Amidst ongoing negotiations, Southampton midfielder Roméo Lavia resorted to Twitter a day after Liverpool’s third bid for his services was rejected.
Lavia, who had refrained from tweeting since July 16, shared a brief message on Tuesday: “Good vibes this morning.” The tweet was intriguingly accompanied by a photograph of the Belgian seemingly at Southampton’s Staplewood training complex.
Sacha Tavolieiri, a journalist, had previously reported that Lavia ‘was not present at the training camp’ on Tuesday as his representatives aimed to facilitate a move to Anfield.
Despite making a £45m/€52m offer on Monday, Liverpool’s bid for the 19-year-old was once again turned down by the recently-relegated Southampton, who remain steadfast in their demand for £50m/€58m, as reported by Sky Sports.
Following Fabinho’s departure to Saudi Pro League side Al-Ittihad for a fee of £40m/€46m in July, Liverpool is urgently seeking a new number six.
Liverpool’s Premier League season is scheduled to commence with an away match against Chelsea on Sunday, though it is improbable that Lavia would start even if a transfer is finalized in time.