Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Ruben Vinagre is reportedly the subject of interest from Liverpool and Barcelona.
Portuguese publication O Jogo claim the 20-year-old has impressed the two European clubs, with Reds boss Jurgen Klopp having first taken note of the starlet during the teams’ FA Cup clash back in January, which Wolves won.
Vinagre started that match and caught the eye from left wing-back.
Barca have supposedly been scouting Vinagre during recent Wolves matches, as they seek potential backup for Jordi Alba.
Wolves should absolutely not be considering Vinagre’s sale.
The starlet only made his loan spell at Molineux permanent last summer, and he is yet to embark on an extended run in the side.
He has made 18 appearances for the club this term in all competitions and has shown flashes of his exciting potential.
Wolves are an ambitious football club who harbour hopes of breaking into Europe, and young players like Vinagre realising their potential will be key to helping achieve that.
Liverpool and Barcelona’s reported interest in the player tells its own story – the Iberian defender, who cost Wolves £2 million (Shropshire Star), has the potential to become top class and the club would be utterly foolish to sell.
Thankfully for the fans, there has been no indication yet that the Black Country club would entertain any bidding.