Liverpool have completed the signing of young Charlton defender Joe Gomez.
The 18-year-old becomes Brendan Rodgers’ fourth signing of the summer, in a deal believed to be worth £3.5 million (€4.9m).
Goal revealed on Thursday that the Reds were nearing a deal for the England Under-19 international, who has signed a ‘long-term’ contract at Anfield.
And Gomez told the club’s official website: “It’s a dream come true. It’s a bit surreal and it hasn’t really hit me yet. But I’m buzzing and just excited to get started.
“The club has got great history and it’s a great club, and one that I’ve always been following from when I was young.
“The style of football and the top players here was somewhere that I wanted to go and get better and learn, and play good football. It was an easy decision.
Gomez made 24 appearances for the Addicks last year in his breakthrough season of professional football.