Liverpool have signed Schalke’s Turkey central defender Ozan Kabak on loan until the end of the season, subject to international clearance.
The Premier League champions have paid an initial £1million loan fee with the option to buy for £18m at the end of the season.
Kabak completed the formalities of the switch in Germany and will travel to Merseyside later this week.
The 20-year-old arrives at Anfield after two years in the Bundesliga, where he represented Stuttgart before joining Schalke in July 2019.
He previously gained Champions League experience at Galatasaray and has won seven caps for Turkey.
The news came just hours after Liverpool completed the signing of Ben Davies from Preston on a long-term contract.
The 25-year-old centre-back has bolstered Liverpool’s defensive ranks, the initial fee believed to be in the region of £500,000, plus structured add-ons.
Davies told Liverpoolfc.com: “I’m obviously delighted to be here. It’s a huge opportunity.
“Obviously it came as a bit of a surprise when it first came (out) but once you start to get your head around it, the opportunity that is in front of me is incredible.
“I’d be silly to not make the most of it and learn off the players (at the club).”
Davies made 145 appearances for Preston, scoring two goals, following his senior debut in January 2013.
“I’ve never actually been to Anfield and I haven’t had a look around yet,” he said. “I had a quick look out and had a look at the pitch and it looks like carpet, which obviously you’d expect.
“I haven’t actually walked out of the tunnel yet, so I’m looking forward to that. Just to be in this kind of atmosphere is brilliant.
“I want to come in and play games to start with, I want to get my foot in the door and make myself a Premier League player rather than obviously a Championship player. And then take it from there really.”