Liverpool have signed 18-year-old German striker Samed Yesil from Bayer Leverkusen, the club have announced.

The highly-rated youngster, who had previously been linked with Arsenal, boasts an impressive strike rate having scored 22 goals in 26 appearances for his country at under-16, under-17 and under-18 level.

Yesil took advice from former Liverpool captain Sami Hyypia, now the Leverkusen manager, before making the switch.

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