The Belgium under-21 international is currently valued £4m by his club Anderlecht as Southampton look set to take swoop for the young star.
Negotiations for Saints follow the successful signing of another teenage sensation in the form Pierre-Emile Hobjbjerg earlier this month for £12.8m from Bayern Munich.
The South Coast side have only signed Nathan Redmond, in addition to Hojbjerg, but are set to be busy for the rest of the summer with talks reportedly already underway to sign Crystal Palace goalkeeper Alex McCarthy, formerly of QPR and Reading.
The Reds, along with AC Milan, Roma and Real Madrid are believed to be keeping tabs on the 19-year-old’s performance after he became Genk’s number one back in February. When asked about the interest being shown in him, Vandevoordt said that he was flattered to be linked with so many teams, while saying he does harbour a soft spot for the Merseyside club:
“That is good to hear that there is interest. I am not really involved with that. I focus on Genk and do not skip any steps. I leave all that to the people who are close to me. I want more now, gain experience and win some prizes with Genk. I love the English league and Liverpool has been my favourite club for years.”
It’s likely that Liverpool will be looking to sign a young, upcoming keeper in the not too distant future. Adrian could be leaving Anfield at the end of the season, and there will be a space on the bench to be Alisson Becker’s backup.
Whether the Reds will seriously consider making a move for Vandevoordt, it remains to be seen, but it appears the player himself would be very open to the prospect.
Samuel Bastien would be a great acquisition for Southampton as the talented midfielder seems to be a hot talent in Europe, having attracted the eye of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.
However, the energetic youngster has very limited experience only featuring once for Anderlecht which came in 2014. He did then feature heavily while on-loan in the Serie B, but that isn’t the most challenging level of football so shows no real indication to whether he can live up to his potential.
Although at £4m it would seem a great bit of business for Saints, should he live up to his potential, as their new boss Claude Puel attempts to reshape their squad following the departure of former boss Ronald Koeman and big players like Saido Mane, Victor Wanyama and Graziano Pelle who left for Liverpool, Tottenham and China respectively.