Reds sign Leverkusen striker

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


Yesil took advice from former Liverpool captain Sami Hyypia, now

the Leverkusen manager, before making the switch.

The club say the 18-year-old has been signed initially to

bolster their youth ranks.

Yesil told the club’s website: “I am really happy about this, it

is my dream to play for Liverpool and I will give my all.

“I spoke with Sami Hyypia, he helped me. He told me very

important things about Liverpool, the quality of Liverpool and the

quality of life here, and how famous the club is.”