Liverpool are showing an interest in the signing of Benfica striker Carlos Vinicius ahead of the summer transfer window, according to O Jogo via Sport Witness.
The report claims that Liverpool had representatives at Benfica’s game with Porto at the weekend, along with scouts from Chelsea, both Manchester clubs, Juventus and Inter Milan.
Vinicius was at the double for his team as they went down 3-2 in a big game in the Portuguese top flight.
The 24-year-old has been in decent goalscoring form during 2019/20. He has bagged 19 goals and registered 12 assists so far during the campaign.
Any club who wishes to sign the striker will have to fork out for him. Football Italia has previously claimed that Vinicius has a release clause in his Benfica contract of £84.5 million.
Some reports yesterday claimed that Liverpool would receive a £75 million offer from Bayern Munich for Roberto Firmino during the summer.
If the Reds were to consider selling the Brazilian then a replacement would almost certainly be required.
Vinicius has been tipped to make an impact on the national team and could soon be vying with Firmino for a place in Tite’s Brazil side.
TBR View – Vicinius could have a similar impact on the Premier League as Firmino
Liverpool shouldn’t worry that the player in their sights hasn’t played in the English top flight.
The Reds took a punt with Firmino back in 2015 and it paid dividends. He has led the club towards European and domestic glory with a consistent period of brilliant form.
Vinicius only signed for Benfica in the summer from Napoli where he failed to make a single first-team appearance.
He has really settled in Portugal and under Jurgen Klopp, he could really thrive and continue scoring goals.
Admittedly Vicinius isn’t the world-class name that Liverpool fans perhaps crave. He should, however, be given a chance to prove his worth in the Premier League.