Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish is hoping to close what has been a very busy transfer window so far, with the signing of a Brazilian 19-year-old, Oscar.
According to the Mirror, the Reds have been monitoring the progress of the attacking midfielder at Internacional with a view to bring him to Anfield in the near future. After a hugely impressive Under-20 World Cup this summer, the Liverpool boss is now reportedly keen on acquiring his services sooner rather than later, with an array of interest soon to be expected from rival clubs.
Dalglish has made no secret of his desire to strengthen the Liverpool midfield this summer, with the signings of Jordan Henderson, Stewart Downing and Charlie Adam completed relatively early on in the window. Despite playing regularly at club level in Brazil, the teenager is unlikely to get the same kind of playing time in the Premier League, however Dalglish has often emphasized the importance of youth players at the club and the likes of Martin Kelly, Jay Spearing, and Jonjo Shelvey have all featured in the Liverpool first team at some point under the Scotsman.
Liverpool have spent well over £100m since Dalglish took charge back in January, and the Brazilian youngster is likely to cost somewhere in the region of €12m. Though he is likely to be a ‘player for the future’ at first, the Liverpool boss has clearly seen potential in Oscar that he feels would benefit the club significantly when he does eventually break in to the first team.
Liverpool are also reportedly close to signing 20-year-old Uruguayan defender Sebastien Coates, and it seems that King Kenny is desperate to close a hugely eventful transfer window with a raid of some of South America’s hottest young talents – if he doesn’t, then somebody else certainly will…
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