Macclesfield land Liverpool youngster

Macclesfield have signed young Brazilian goalkeeper Marcelo Pitaluga on a season-long loan from Liverpool.

Pitaluga, 19, joined Liverpool from Fluminense for an initial fee of £1m in October 2020 and is a FIFA Under 17 World Cup winner.

He was a regular for Liverpool’s Under 23s side last season and was named on the first team bench four times during the 2021/22 campaign.

Director of Football Robbie Savage said: “To attract players of Marcelo’s stature really does exemplify how far the Football Club has come – in what remains a very short period of time.

“For Liverpool Football Club to trust us with one of their most promising talents speaks volumes about how we are perceived in the wider footballing world and I would like to thank them wholeheartedly for allowing Marcelo to join us for the 2022/23 campaign.

“It was imperative that we were promoted from the NWCFL Premier Division last season – giving us the ability to bring in loan signings such as this and I am confident that there will be many more as we continue to evolve.

“But make no mistake, we can only bring in players like Marcelo due to the magnificent backing we receive from our incredibly loyal and passionate fans.

“Without them, this deal quite simply would not have happened.”

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