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Liverpool youngster emerges as a surprise transfer target for the European giants duo



Liverpool youngster Marcelo Pitaluga has reportedly attracted interest from top clubs across Europe.

The 20-year-old Brazilian goalkeeper is reportedly on AC Milan and Atletico Madrid’s radar, according to Football Insider, and one can imagine he would do well to consider a move as he is far from the first choice coming soon. at Anfield.

Pitaluga may be a top talent and a great prospect, but he faces competition from Alisson, Caoimhin Kelleher and Adrian at Liverpool, so it’s certainly worth considering trying to create that breakthrough in first team elsewhere.

Apparently, if Pitaluga decides to leave Liverpool, he will have no shortage of suitors from other countries as Atletico and Milan are two big clubs who could be ideal for him to ensure he continues to play at a high level.

Both Milan and Madrid had scouts watching the player in a recent Under-21 clash against Arsenal.


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James Maddison is in the last 18 months of his contract with Leicester City and is yet to sign an extension. Newcastle and Tottenham would now be joined by Liverpool to monitor his situation.

Another Liverpool-linked midfielder is Chelsea’s Mason Mount, but Eddie Howe’s Newcastle are also keen to sign the English star.

Despite all the interest in midfielders, Liverpool are reportedly looking for a centre-back and that man could be RB Leipzig star Josko Gvardiol.

Silva and Luis ‘discovered’

Liverpool have reportedly sent scouts to watch Benfica duo Antonio Silva and Florentino Luis in action during the Eagles’ recent league clash with Famalicao. A 2-0 win on Friday gave Benfica an eight-point lead at the top of the table as the great season continues. Buoyed by this performance, the Portuguese leaders showed some emphasis against Club Brugge last night to secure their place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Benfica parted ways with a key player in the form of Enzo Fernandez during the January transfer window and could lose more members of their squad this summer as interest in the club’s talented youngsters grows.

Notable figures include centre-back Antonio Silva, 19, and midfielder Florentino Luis, 23, who were reportedly scouted by Liverpool last week. This comes according to a recent report which indicates that Tottenham Hotspur are also monitoring the duo. wood interest

Liverpool are reportedly keen on Ajax defender Jurrier Timber.

The 21-year-old was heavily linked ahead of the start of the current season with a move to Manchester United which would have seen the Dutchman reunite with Erik ten Hag.

A recent report from suggests United’s interest “remains and has never been lost”, although Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool are also described as keen on a deal.

During a recent interview with Ajax Life, Timber hinted that he would make a decision on his next move in the coming months.

“You never know what might happen to you,” he said. “This summer I will look at my options and make a decision. I feel good at Ajax, it’s important now. There was interest last summer but I decided to stay.”

Gvardiol on ‘Liverpool list’

RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol is on Liverpool’s ‘list’ of targets, it has been claimed.

The 21-year-old is in high demand and has continued to build his reputation after an impressive World Cup season with Croatia which ended with his home country finishing third.

Liverpool are said to be one of the teams seeking his services, as reported by Sky Deutschland, but ‘no negotiations’ have taken place so far. Gvardiol’s €110m (£98m) release clause will take effect from summer 2024.

Interview with John Henry

Our exclusive interview with Liverpool owner John Henry was released yesterday as the head of the FSG spoke to ECHO’s Business of Football writer about the Reds’ transfer plans, investment talks and plans for the future.

Liverpool owner John Henry on transfers, investments and next phase of FSG plan in exclusive interview with Dave Powell

Liverpool’s principal owner John W. Henry said in an exclusive interview with ECHO that Fenway Sports Group’s commitment to the Reds remains “as strong as ever”.

Since November and the revelations that FSG may be willing to sell their majority stake in the club, rumors have circulated about what the future holds for Liverpool and its owners who took over in 2010. Interest from the Middle East, the United States and Europe was mentioned in relation to a complete takeover, although the position within the FSG, sources familiar with the situation have repeatedly told ECHO that there had been little ‘real’ interest and that the owners of Liverpool continued to be keen to find a ‘strategic partner’ who could help them recapitalize the business and support future growth plans.

Last month, Henry himself shut down rumors of a full sale when he took the idea off the table during a chat with the Boston Sports Journal, explaining that the focus was solely on the looking for a minority partner.

In a rare interview, Henry spoke exclusively to ECHO about the current state of investments, FSG’s commitment to the future and plans in the transfer market.

Although we have formalized a process which has identified potential investors for the club, we remain fully committed to the long-term success of the club,” said Henry.

“It’s been like this since day one in 2010. Our daily efforts have been and continue to be focused on the long term health and competitiveness of the club. Investments in the club are never short term. This approach has been successful in the long run, although it has required patience from time to time.

“When it comes to Liverpool Football Club, our commitment remains stronger than ever. The club continues to make great strides with young people on and off the pitch. Our Foundation is well supported and continues to quietly expand the importance of its work in various ways by seeking as many small kindnesses as possible, individually and hopefully cumulatively.

“The people of this club, starting with the manager, players and everyone from stewards to management are locally committed to the club, committed to preserving the great history of the club and equally committed to writing a new history in a so that our fans can be proud of. .

“Being part of this club doesn’t come naturally to anyone.”

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