Jurgen Klopp closely monitoring Brazilian midfield sensation ahead of potential move

January 8, 2017

According to the latest transfer news, Liverpool are considering to bring the Brazilian teenage star Thiago Maia at Merseyside club, as Jurgen Klopp is appeared to be a big admirer of the talented youngster.

It is believed that three other European clubs are also willing to get the signature of 19-year-old, with the Premier League giants facing competition from Napoli, Monaco and Schalke.

The reports from ESPN Brazil claim that Brazilian club have already rejected an €18m offer of from Russian giants Zenit St Petersburg and are looking for a higher bid to secure the midfielder’s services.

Serie A outfit Napoli have reportedly launched an offer around €12m. But in Maia’s contract deal, which runs out in 2019, it states that the player would receive 30% of the fee for any transfer – which could drive the club’s asking price up.

During his interview, Santos starlet said: “I was an Olympic champion and, in Santos, we had a regular season, the São Paulo title and the Brazilian runner-up. The Saints and my representatives decide if it’s time for a transfer. If it’s to stay, the supporter can rest easy, I want to repeat the good season, play Libertadores and be a champion.”