Liverpool transfer; Watch Liverpool Preparing Bid To Sign £50M Brazilian Forward better than Neymar and vinicius Jr as potential Roberto Firmino ‘replacement’
According to Bolavip, Liverpool is contemplating a deal for Santos forward Marcos Leonardo.
The Brazilian newspaper claims that the Reds, who have already signed Darwin Nunez from Benfica for up to £85 million, are hoping to further improve their attacking options this summer.
The Merseyside club has spotted 19-year-old sensation Leonardo, one of Brazil’s most sought-after young players and a target for many elite European teams.
According to the source, Liverpool was initially more interested in the youngster from Palmeiras, Endrick, but have since shifted their attention to Leonadro because they want to sign him up before the competition heats up.
It is believed that Leonardo, who has a £50.3 million release clause, would be subject to proposals from Santos.
The Brazilian under-20 international made just 35 appearances for Santos last season, contributing to 20 goals (15 goals and five assists).
Jurgen Klopp is eager to expand his options as he attempts to strengthen his squad after losing players like Sadio Mane, Divock Origi, and Takumi Minamino this window, despite having already added a forward in Nunez this summer and having Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota at his disposal.
Although another recent addition, Fabio Carvalho, can play as a forward in a wide position, the Reds have essentially lost three attacking players this summer while only adding one.
As a result, Klopp may feel that his team lacks depth in the forward areas.
Mane was eventually replaced early by Diaz, who the club signed from Porto in January.
The team may try to repeat this move by signing Firmino’s replacement while the seasoned Brazilian is still with the team.
It is reasonable to hunt for a youthful long-term successor for Firmino because he is approaching the age of 30.
In the upcoming weeks, there is likely to be significant progress on this arrangement and Leonardo may serve as this long-term successor.
On Saturday, Liverpool defeated title rival Manchester City in the Community Shield, winning 3-1 as Nunez made his debut for his new team. This marked the start of the Reds’ new season.