Jurgen Klopp wants to develop Spanish sensation into Liverpool’s long-term No.1

Liverpool are plotting a summer swoop for Sporting Gijon’s teenage goalkeeper Dani Martin, according to reports.

Martin, 19, currently represents the Spanish second division side, though he has made just one senior appearance for Gijon, and he has been capped by his nation at Under-17 and Under-19 level.

He spent the majority of last season playing for Sporting’s B team in the Segunda Division B – Group 2, helping Gijon to a second-place finish, although they were defeated by Elche in the play-off semi-finals.

Martin kept eight clean sheets throughout the regular season, conceding just 33 goals in 33 games.

And now Liverpool have emerged as suitors for the teenager, according to The Mirror, with Jurgen Klopp keen to bring Martin to Anfield and develop him into the Reds’ long-term No.1.

It is believed he will be brought to Merseyside to be loaned straight back out to continue his development, although Martin might find himself in Liverpool’s senior squad if current third-choice glovesman, Danny Ward, leaves Anfield this summer.

Liverpool are on the lookout for a new first-choice keeper, with Klopp hoping to replace Loris Karius following his two major errors in the Champions League final. The Reds have been linked with Alisson, the Roma and Brazil ace, as well as Thomas Strakosha of Lazio.