Liverpool are reportedly interested in Porto playmaker Fabio Vieira, according to Portuguese journalist Bruno Andrade.
The Lowdown: Liverpool chase multiple summer targets
As Liverpool continue their summer transfer activity, their attention has now seemingly turned to the creative playmaker as they look towards 2021/22.
So far, the Reds have completed a deal for RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate, but with Georginio Wijnaldum leaving the club, midfield reinforcements will likely be required.
Enjoying a promising 2020/21 campaign, Vieira registered three goals and two assists from 33 fixtures whilst plying his trade in a multitude of different positions for his current employers [Transfermarkt].
The Latest: Liverpool keeping a keen eye on Vieira; he could still renew his Porto contract
Sharing the latest Twitter, Andrade’s [MaisFutebol] comments translated to the following: “Fábio Vieira is in the list of referenced by Liverpool… and the interest ends up increasing with the good performances of the midfielder in the U21 Euro, having been chosen the best player.”
Fresh from helping the Portuguese Under-21 side to the U21 European Championships final [Daily Mail], a switch to Merseyside could become an option for the 21-year-old in the summer months.
Currently, the wonderkid is only bound to the Lisbon based club until 2022 [Transfermarkt].
The Verdict: Klopp should look to sign Vieira
Described as a ‘playmaker who creates a lot of chances’ and ‘an excellent link between midfield and attack’ by UEFA technical observers, Vieira was voted as the star player of the UEFA U-21 EURO tournament [UEFA.com].
Undoubtedly, he is an exciting young prospect who would offer an excellent array of creativity to the Liverpool fold.
Given his shining performances at the U21 tournament, he feels like the sort of player who would improve immensely under Jurgen Klopp, given the boss’ reputation for improving young attacking talent.
Registering a 90% passing rate in six Champions League appearances across the 2020/21 campaign [WhoScored], the youngster has already shown he can step up to the highest level, so it would be no surprise to see him replicate that form at Anfield.
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