Liverpool are going head to head with Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain for the services of Nice prospect Pedro Brazao, according to reports.
The 17-year-old already has many European admirers in Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Sporting Lisbon, who are all keeping tabs on the youngster, as per the Daily Star. Being touted as a future star (according to Forbes), Brazao made debut for the club during a 1-0 defeat to Caen last season has not played a senior match for Patrick Viera’s side since.
According to FootMercato, the Merseysiders have been in contact with the law firm that represents the Portugal U19 international to set up a deal. He is best adopted as a left-winger, but can also play on the right as well as a central attacking midfielder. If he were to move to Liverpool, he would follow in the footsteps of Joe Hardy from Brentford and Takumi Minamino from RB Leipzig.
With the Reds arguably the best team in the world right now, as per Forbes, manager Jurgen Klopp continues to prioritise on buying youthful players, in which they used last summer’s transfer window to bring in Sepp Van den Berg and Harvey Elliott, who are both 16 and 17 respectively. As much as this may encourage Brazao, both players already have a lot more experience than the Portuguese forward.
Which is why it might be within Klopp’s interest to stick with the young players that he has, rather than bringing more young blood through the gates of Melwood. Harvey Elliott is already much more experienced than Brazao and further along the line of player development.
Having made four first-team appearances this season, the Englishman is already fully up to speed with the way that the German tactician likes to play, particularly that he has embedded the same playing style from the first team to the youth academies.
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