Liverpool keeping tabs on £84m-rated Brazilian forward

By | February 26, 2020

Liverpool are reportedly keeping tabs on the progress of Carlos Vinicius ahead of a possible summer move.

The Merseyside Reds is believed to be considering bolstering his attacking options ahead of a 2020-21 season which will likely see Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah miss a spell of Premier League action due to the Africa Cup of Nations.

Another Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino is also believed to be part of a major international tournament for the third summer in a row, leading to speculation that the Merseyside Reds will look to increase their depth up front in order to compete for all possible trophies next season.

The likes of Timo Werner and Kai Havertz have been rumoured with moves to Anfield, and O Jogo claims that the European champions are also interested in securing the services of Benfica striker Carlos Vinicius.

The Merseyside eds scouts were reportedly in attendance to keep close tabs on the 24-year-old found back of the net twice in Benfica’s 3-2 loss at the hands of Porto last weekend.

Vinicius has found back of the net 19 times and provided 12 assists in 29 games across all competitions this campaign, directly contributing to a goal every 86 minute.

However, the price tag could be a problem for the Merseyside Reds, the Brazilian’s current deal running until 2024 and containing a €100m (£84.3m) release clause in it.