The Reds are known for going under the radar and signing some hidden gems.
According to multiple reports emanating from Portugal, Liverpool are eyeing move for Sporting CP centre-back Goncalo Inacio. He has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
The 21-year-old has come through the youth ranks of Sporting and has successfully managed to establish himself as a key member of their senior team. He is under contract at Sporting until the summer of 2026.
The centre-back has registered 2 goals and 2 assists in 32 matches this season on all fronts.
Inacio has represented Portugal at Under-16, Under-17, Under-18, Under-19, Under-20 and Under-21 level, winning 18 caps and scoring one goal.
His performances have seen him become the target of many Premier League clubs including Liverpool.
The Reds are looking to sign a centre-back and have identified the 21-year-old as potential transfer target.
Jürgen Klopp has always been a manager who keeps his eyes on the most talented young players across the globe. He is a known admirer of the player and is reportedly keen on the idea of bringing him this summer.
Liverpool will have funds to spend in the market and it will be interesting to see how they approach the summer transfer window.
The 21-year-old is often quick to scan the danger and is not shy of getting stuck in with some well-timed tackles to help secure possession back for his side.
According to the report, “Liverpool posted a scout to watch a promising centre-back Goncalo Inacio in Portugal last weekend. Correio da Manha says the Reds are keeping tabs on Sporting Lisbon defender Inacio. A scout was present as he turned out against Porto on Sunday – a match that away team Porto won 2-1. The report also claims that following the visit, Liverpool ‘could’ now make a move for the Inacio at the end of the season.”
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Sporting CP are reluctant to let Inacio go, but a big enough bid could persuade them to sell.
It would take a huge offer from Liverpool to prise the 21-year-old centre-back from Sporting.
Good signing for Liverpool?
If Liverpool and Klopp are seriously considering a centre-back, Inacio could also prove to be a smart option.
It is smart from the club to invest in younger players, rather than splashing out big money on experienced players with no resale value.
Goncalo Inacio will be an ideal choice for Klopp as he ticks all the right boxes in terms of what he demands from his defenders.
Liverpool fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.
It will be interesting to see what happens when Liverpool come calling for Inacio this summer.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.