Liverpool sent scouts to watch 23-year-old this weekend, after being told he is interested in coming to Anfield
Liverpool have sent scouts to watch Benfica wonder kid Florentino Luis, who recently helped the Portuguese side to a 5-1 victory. As a result, Florentino and Co. have now qualified for the quarterfinal stage in the UEFA Champions League.
According to 90min, Florentino is ‘of interest’ to the Merseyside giants. Other than the Reds another Premier League club Tottenham Hotspurs are also reportedly interested in the 19-year-old.
The youngster is a dynamic and versatile midfielder, he could be a perfect investment for the long-term project that the German genius is aiming for.
Why Liverpool wants Florentino?
Both the English clubs have not only sent the scouts for the teenager but they are also looking for the midfielder center-back Antonio Silva.
Both the players are from Benfica and played for 90 minutes on a 2-0 win against Famalico on Friday.
The 23-year-old could be a decent candidate for the Reds. He has played 23 matches with a PrgC of 8 and a PrgP of 132.
According to Joao Tralhao of Goal
“He can play anywhere, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Liverpool, anywhere. He would have no problm adapting.”
The Reds are currently in a good run of form and thanks to their defensive and midfield stability. This has not happened overnight. Klopp has trained Harvey Elliot to secure his midfield for the past few years now.
This shows the German boss’s long-term ambition. This year FSG are expected to back Klopp for the summer transfer window.
Last transfer window the Reds lost their key transfer target against Chelsea, this happened due to the Merseyside giant’s lack of financial pull in the transfer market.
Although Benfica won’t let their star men go easily, they will at least value Silva around £45M.
Looking at the current primary targets it will be difficult to sign either of two players as Liverpool will be hoping to spend big but the majority of the budget will be spent on Jude Bellingham.
It will be interesting to see how much can the Reds spend this summer.