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Liverpool: Reds linked with Otavio

Liverpool: Reds linked with Otavio -Liverpool News

Liverpool are set to make a move for FC Porto winger Otavio in the summer transfer window, according to a new transfer rumour which has emerged.

The Lowdown: Otavio impresses for Porto

The 27-year-old has become a key player for Porto over the years, catching the eye with his performances on the right wing and racking up 237 games for the club.

Otavio registered 11 assists in 32 Primeira Liga appearances last season, also chipping in with three goals for good measure, as he consistently excelled in the final third.

It could be that the winger leaves Porto this summer, though, and Liverpool have emerged as candidates to sign him.

The Latest: Liverpool linked with Otavio

According to The Mirror, the Reds will ‘firm up their interest’ in Otavio in the coming days after Leeds United saw a £26m bid for him rejected.

Liverpool will reportedly table a £34m offer for the Portugal international this week, with his release clause currently £51m, and his agent Israel Oliveira is currently in England trying to secure a transfer for his client.

The Verdict: Good for squad depth

While Otavio probably wouldn’t come in as a guaranteed starter at Anfield, considering that the mercurial Mohamed Salah would take up the right-sided attacking role ahead of him, he could be a great squad option.

The exits of Sadio Mane, Divock Origi and Takumi Minamino will make Liverpool’s attacking options far more threadbare, so one new face could be ideal in that respect.

Otavio has the quality and end product to thrive for this Reds team – he has been hailed as ‘phenomenal’ by journalist Alex Goncalves and has chipped in with 86 goal contributions for Porto – and as long they don’t end up paying over the odds for him, he could be a very shrewd addition at Anfield.

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