Liverpool are reportedly made their first move to sign Fluminense teenager Matheus Reis, who is wanted by several Premier League clubs.
According to CalcioMercato, the Reds have asked for information on the 16-year-old attacker, with the youngster already having a release clause worth €50m (£43m).
As per the report, Reis has been likened to Arsenal forward Gabriel Jesus, with the Gunners, as well as Chelsea and Manchester City, also joining Liverpool in the race for the teenager.
With Liverpool interested in Reis’ Fluminense teammate Andre Trindade, a double swoop at the reigning Copa Libertadores champions could be on the table for the Reds heading into January.
Indeed, Brazil has once again become the hotbed for top European sides to snap up top young talents, with Reis seemingly the next in line to become a superstar.
And for Liverpool, securing the forward early could be a gamble worth taking, especially with the likes of Arsenal and City also interested in signing Reis.
Liverpool have to sign Reis before it’s too late
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With the Reds already interested in Andre, trying to secure a deal for his teenage teammate could be a smart move from the Merseyside giants.
Reis is cleary a highly-rated talent with Fluminense already valuing the forward as much as £43m, with four of the Premier League’s biggest sides now chasing the 16-year-old.
And for Liverpool, they must do all they can to sign Reis before it’s too late, with many top clubs now starting to take notice of the Mexican-born youngster’s potential.
Whilst £43m is a significant amount of money to put down, it could all be worth it in the years to come for Liverpool, who have quite the track record already of signing teenage players.