Reds want to add another wonderkid to their growing roster…
Liverpool have reached an agreement to sign Brazilian teenager Danilo from Vasco Da Gama, reports Brazilian sport’s publication Globesporte.
The Premier League giants are in talks with the Brazilian side over the transfer of the 17-year-old, who would only be allowed to be join Liverpool once he turns 18.
The Reds will pay around €4m for his signature.
The attacker is earning a growing reputation in Brazil, and Vasco are adamant that the teen prodigy will not be leaving the club without a fight.
Vasco’s general director Cristiano Koehler has denied that a deal is close however, and insists Danilo will be staying for now.
“We have received a few enquiries, but it is not finalised. There is information that has been exchanged with a club. But at the moment it is stagnant, because he cannot quit now due to the transfer window,” he said.
If Liverpool manage to secure the future deal for Danilo’s signature, he would join a group of impressive youngsters at Anfield. Raheem Sterling and Jordon Ibe are both expected to be heavily involve with the first-team squad this season, and have both yet to reach their 19th birthdays.
On top of this, Spanish youngster Sergi Canos is very highly rated, and Portuguese playmaker Joao Teixeira is also expected to make the step up to the first team soon.