Liverpool are reportedly one of a number of European heavyweights eyeing up a move for 17-year-old Fluminese sensation Joao Pedro.
The forward netted three goals and also bagged an assist in the space of 30 minutes on Thursday, helping Fluminese to a 4-1 win over Atletico Nacional.
Scoring seven goals in his last 10 games, he’s made a better start to first-team football than Ronaldo, Neymar and Vinicius Jr.
According to Globo, Pedro signed an agreement to join Watford back in October but his phenomenal form has caught the eye of Europe’s biggest clubs.
It is said the contract with Watford contains a breach clause of £17.6million, meaning clubs can still bid on the starlet if concrete interest is there.
He can’t join the Hornets until January 2020 as he only turns 18 in September, but there is growing talk of further delays until next June.
Watford seem confident the deal will go through though, yet the Reds could pounce and bag a bargain for one of the most exciting talents in Brazil today.
Current Liverpool starlets to get excited about
At just 16 years of age, Hoever is the youngest Liverpool player to ever feature in the FA Cup after his substitute appearance in the club’s exit at Wolves. He’s comfortable in both right-back and centre-back and is expected to play a big part in the first-team in the future.
Jones’ intelligence in the middle of the park makes him look like a veteran amongst other 17-year-olds and also featured against Wolves. The dynamic midfielder is capable of plenty of trickery and is key in developing attacks with his pin-point passing accuracy.
Duncan’s incredible strike in the FA Youth Cup final gave fans a hint of what he’s capable of in attacking positions. Known to be Gerrard’s cousin, he’s shown incredible goal-scoring ability since joining from Man City and should be on the brink of his first-team debut.
Brewster is already in and around the first-team and – highly-rated by Klopp – should have a role next season with Sturridge set to leave for free. He’s the starlet Liverpool fans seem to be currently most exciting about and we could be seeing a lot more of him in the near future.