Reports: Liverpool handed massive transfer boost for £50m Brazilian talent as the reds could take transfer revenge on Real Madrid
Flamengo have reportedly set an asking price of £53.5m for reported Liverpool target Joao Gomes, a figure that matches the Brazilian’s release clause.
This update comes from Vene Casagrande (via the Liverpool Echo), who claims that Real Madrid is allegedly willing to pay £35.5 million for the midfielder.
If true, this could give Jurgen Klopp’s team an advantage in the race to sign him and exact revenge on Real Madrid for the latter’s successful swoop for Aurelien Tchouameni of the former club.
That being said, should we also value the 21 significantly less, it might likewise constitute a possibly insurmountable challenge for Julian Ward.
The midfield was significantly affected by Thiago Alcantara’s return to the starting lineup. Liverpool, meanwhile, still seems light in the division.
The midfield division still feels like a place that needs investment as soon as possible.
The January transfer window does offer the Reds a real chance to fill that need, and our recruiting team might be convinced to move quickly for Gomes if it’s anticipated that Carlo Ancelotti’s team will develop their interest over time.
A price tag of over £50 million seems a bit pricey, especially considering that Lucas Paqueta, the most expensive midfield acquisition from the Brazilian top division, left for about £31 million (according to ESPN) back in 2019.
Of again, if transfer fees rise, it may just be a reflection of the times and a challenge Liverpool must overcome to prevent losing out on another great player to their European competitors.