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Liverpool linked with Sao Paolo prodigy Igor Gomes

Liverpool appear to have taken a step forward in their pursuit of Igor Gomes.

According to the football transfer rumours in British and Brazilian media, Liverpool are linked with Sao Paolo midfielder Igor Gomes.

The 21-year-old midfielder has played all his life at Sao Paolo. He has made his way through the youth system at the Brazilian club and made his senior debut in 2019.

In 32 appearances for Sao Paolo, Gomes has managed to score 3 goals, and create 2 goals for his teammates.

Igor Gomes
Igor Gomes

The 21-year-old has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in Brazil.

Igor Gomes has represented Brazil at Under-20 and Under-23 level, winning 15 caps.

His impressive performances have apparently caught the eye of some of Europe’s big clubs.

By the club’s own admission, Sao Paolo midfielder Igor Gomes is Liverpool’s transfer target.

This approach of signing exciting talent from different parts of the globe can reap rewards for the Reds in the future.


Jürgen Klopp is a known admirer of the player and is reportedly keen on the idea of bringing him this summer.

Igor Gomes would provide a good variety to Liverpool’s midfield.

According to the report, “Liverpool are showing interest in Sao Paolo young gun Igor Gomes. Brazilian publication Esporte Interativo (via Sport Witness) says the Reds, along with Dutch club Ajax, have contacted Gomes’ agent. They both want to find out more information about the attacking midfielder, who has been likened to Brazil legend Kaka. It is reported that Gomes does have an EU passport, which eliminates the issue of acquiring a work permit.”


Liverpool might have to pay over the odds to sign the midfielder.

Good signing for Liverpool?

It is smart from the club to invest in younger players, rather than splashing out big money on experienced players with no resale value.

If he turns out to be a star like many expect, it could be one of the club’s smartest transfers.

The 21-year-old could be a good fit for Klopp’s Liverpool.

Liverpool fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.

The ball is in Liverpool’s court and they need to take a decision on signing Gomes.

It will be interesting to see how the situation unfolds in the next few weeks.

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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.

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