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Liverpool have completed their first summer signing of the season after they clinched the signature of 16-year-old goalkeeper Caoimhin KelleherGetty

Liverpool have completed their first summer signing of the season after they clinched the signature of 16-year-old goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher from Ringmahon Rangers.

The young goalkeeper, who is a Republic of Ireland U17 international, has impressed for club and country in recent matches and the Reds have snapped him up from the Cork club.

Ringmahon Rangers have officially confirmed the move on their Twitter account, and even wrote a congratulatory message to the player and his family on his achievement of signing for the Merseyside club.

"Congratulations to Caoimhin Kelleher who officially signed for @LFC last night well done to Caoimhin & his family," the club confirmed on Twitter.

The 16-year-old goalkeeper has impressed most in the Republic of Ireland's successful U17 European qualifying campaign. He has started four games and featured on the bench twice.

The report claims that the young Irish stopper has penned a four-year contract with the Anfield club and will directly head to Liverpool's academy in Kirkby to join the other young goalkeepers in the youth setup.

Brendan Rodgers has been tipped to buy a new goalkeeper this summer to compete with Simon Mignolet for the number one jersey, after a few unconvincing performances from the Belgian, but the latest acquisition is clearly one for the future.

"Liverpool have procured a great talent in Caoimhin Kelleher. He was hugely impressive for @RingmahonRanger this season," Irish football writer Ryan Kelly said, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.

According to the report, Kelleher is said to have played for the Ringmahon U17 team this season, and was a key part of the team that went on to win Cork Youth League U17 Premier League this year.