The agent of reported Liverpool target Otavio has been discussing the future of his client.
Israel Oliveira told Portuguese newspaper A Bola that the 26-year-old could leave Porto this summer ‘if it’s good for Porto and for Otavio’.
Otavio has a €60m (£51.43m) release clause but the Liga NOS runners-up are in need of an influx of cash and will accept a ‘fair’ offer far lower than that amount.
The lowdown on Otavio
The Brazilian has scored 19 goals and provided 49 assists in 188 appearances for Porto. He has also showcased significant versatility over the course of his career, operating as a central and attacking midfielder, right and left midfielder and even as a secondary striker.
The 26-year-old’s average WhoScored rating of 7.4/10 was the second-highest in the Portuguese top-flight last season, only behind Sporting’s Pote.
Liverpool have already got their summer business underway with the £36m signing of centre-back Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig.
Fan feed The Anfield Talk relayed Oliveira’s comments, and here’s how supporters reacted. Despite Otavio’s decent scoring and performance figures, many Kopites felt rather underwhelmed by the interest in him – a couple of fans drew comparisons with Manchester United’s advancing pursuit of the prodigious Eduardo Camavinga, who plays in the same position as Otavio.
Liverpool fans unimpressed by Otavio links
“While United are getting Camavinga smh”
“I speak for all Liverpool fans when I say we shouldn’t sign him.”
“Like we don’t have enough bozos”
“I don’t think Otavio is the player we need. Much better quality options available”
“I don’t know about this”
“So Man Utd sign with Camavinga and we with Otavio?? If I speak on this club man…”
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