Blackpool are set to secure the signing of Liverpool midfielder Matty Virtue.
Mike Keegan of the Daily Mail has reported the 21-year-old will sign a two-and-a-half-year deal with the League One side ahead of this evening’s deadline.
— Mike Keegan (@MikeKeegan_DM) January 31, 2019
The Liverpool youngster has not featured for the first team this year, nor has he been sent out on loan during the first half of the campaign.
Virtue is no stranger to EFL action having spent the second half of the 2017/18 campaign on loan at League Two Notts County as they made the play-offs.
Blackpool had been in the market for a midfielder to bolster their options in the centre of the park, and it now seems they have their target with hours left to go on deadline day.
Accrington Stanley are the opponents for the Tangerines this weekend, and the 21-year-old could be in line to make his debut, all things being well, and the transfer is completed in the coming hours.
This is a good signing for Blackpool, snapping up a talented youngster from Liverpool.
Virtue will get regular game time and considering his age, how is the time to go after a starting place in a team and earn your stripes.
And the 21-year-old is doing just that in dropping down to League One to try and make a name for himself rather than playing U23s football week in and week out.
Good move for the young man and a solid signing by Blackpool.