Footy Extras

Liverpool tracking highly-regarded Brazil U17 international

Liverpool are keen on making a move for Fluminense sensation Kayky, according to Brazilian journalist Paulo Brito on NETFLU‘s YouTube channel.

The 17-year-old attacker has reportedly been scouted by the Anfield outfit for a while and they’re now weighing up the idea of submitting an offer.

Shakhtar Donetsk are understood to have made a bid for the player and the Reds appear willing to do the same.

He is described as the best performing U17 player in Brazil currently, with the forward appearing twice for his country’s U16 side.

There is always a part of excitement when any Brazilian player is linked with the Merseyside giants.

In Roberto Firmino, Fabinho and Alisson, the Reds already possess three outstanding players from the country, and the trio could act as great role models for Kayky if the prodigy clinched a move to Anfield.

In other news, Liverpool and Manchester United are allegedly set to ‘go head-to-head’ for the landing of RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano, with a host of European sides also watching the in-demand Frenchman.

Jurgen is an admirer of Upamecano and sees the 22-year-old talent as ‘a natural future partner for Van Dijk’ at the heart of the defence but must match the swift moves made by the Red Devils, according to the Mirror.

Upamecano has a £38 million buy-out clause inserted into his deal with RB Leipzig, which officially comes into play at the end of the current seaon.