Liverpool have swooped for Emmanuel Mendy on a three-year deal from Murcia Deportivo.

The 18-year-old is regarded as a bright prospect for the future after making his name with the Spanish Third Division side.

He is expected to compete for a place in the reserves initially but will hope to break into Rafa Benitez's first team in due course.

Mendy is a versatile defender who primarily plays at right-back but also has the ability to line up on the opposite flank.