Liverpool are interested in signing Brazilian starlet Talles Magno from Vasco da Gama, according to Calciomercato. It is thought that Juventus and Roma are also monitoring the striker ahead of the summer transfer window.
The 17-year-old is a right-footed performer and although typically a centre-forward, he can also play on either flank.
It is thought that a summer departure could be inevitable for the youngster. The report claims that Vasco are on the verge of a financial crisis with the club owing former player Escudero £500,000.
Magno has the nickname ‘Magico’ in his homeland and his quick feet have earnt him a reputation as a bit of a trickster.
Liverpool will probably target a couple of stellar additions during the summer transfer window. Both Timo Werner and Kai Havertz have been linked with moves to Anfield, with Jaden Sancho also thought to be on the radar.
That doesn’t mean they won’t strengthen their youth ranks though and the promising youngster could be a decent addition.
Magno has represented the under-17 national side on six occasions, netting three goals in the process.
Liverpool have a scouting team in various parts of Brazil and are now permanently monitoring the progress of the starlet.
Magno played the full 90 minutes last night as Vasco drew 0-0, progressing 1-0 on aggregate from the second leg of their Copa Sudamericana game last night.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has shown willing to utilise the club’s youngsters this season. He has called upon his youth ranks for the cup competitions; with games against Aston Villa and Shrewsbury being made up of Neil Critchley’s under-23 players.
As a result, a move to Anfield could prove attractive to younger talents. Magno looks to have the attributes and Klopp might be just the manager to unearth his potential.