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Liverpool is about closing a deal with Matheus Nunes or Enzo Fernández’  to the tune of $18m transfer



Liverpool had been linked with an $18 million transfer of the midfielder. However, it appears that João Gomes is on the verge of joining Wolves, which certainly doesn’t rule out a future deal. Wolves appear close to signing highly regarded Brazilian midfielder João Gomes, with a “complete deal” reached for the 21-year-old’s transfer.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Wolves are close to signing the player from Flamengo for around $18m (£15m/€17m), and the prodigy will sign a five-year contract with the Midlands outfit.

Gomes has been linked rather sparingly with a move to Liverpool in the past (via ESPN Brasil), but Wolves appear to have won the bid to sign the top-flight midfielder. Gomes has made just under 60 appearances for Flamengo in Brazil’s Serie A and is yet to play for his country. It was only a matter of time before one of the European clubs called and took the player away, but few thought it would be Wolves. However, in many ways a move makes sense and mirrors similar moves by Liverpool’s recent transfer targets Matheus Nunes and Enzo Fernández.
Both midfielders are now excelling for their respective clubs, Nunes with Wolves – coincidentally – and Fernández with Benfica. It’s not exactly disrespectful to either club to acknowledge that both players won’t be staying with their respective clubs for long; the modern game works in ever faster ways.

At one time, a potential client could stay at a club for three or four seasons; he now he has not entered more than once or twice. Erling Haaland’s career also seems extraordinarily structured, carefully planned; two seasons here, three seasons there. How long before he ends up at Real Madrid or Barcelona? Seems like an inevitability.

Nunes and Fernández are both cutting their teeth at smaller clubs, developing as players and waiting for one of Europe’s sharks to come around and take them away. The same will probably happen to Gomes in two or three seasons. Nunes has only been at Wolves since last summer but reports have already surfaced that Liverpool are trying to finalize a deal to bring him to Anfield before next season (via The Telegraph) it’s already ‘proven’ he can He has what it takes to succeed in the Premier League

Fernández, like Nunes, has only been at Benfica for six months and is already attracting the biggest fish thanks to his performances in the World Cup. Liverpool have been reconnected (via Record) and it would be a miracle if he was still a Benfica player at the start of next season.
But that’s how the modern game works, and Gomes could be a Liverpool player in a season or two. Just because he’s not coming to Anfield now doesn’t mean he’ll be off their radar. Indeed, his being in England will only bring him closer to the attention of the Reds.