Liverpool are reportedly eyeing a move for Benfica B youngster David Tavares after the 20-year-old impressed scouts during the Reds’ friendly prior to the Champions League final.
Jurgen Klopp’s side took part in a friendly against Benfica B prior to the Champions League victory over Tottenham, and Tavares is said to have impressed Liverpool’s scouts.
According to talkSPORT via Portuguese outlet O Jogo, the Reds are eyeing a move for the 20-year-old but no official bid has been made as of yet.
Liverpool were reportedly impressed by Tavares’ physicality and aggression in midfield in the pre-Champions League final friendly, and his tackling ability was also said to have caught the eye.
The 20-year-old had been set to break into Benfica’s first team squad last season before sustaining an ankle injury which ruled him out for the majority of the campaign.
Tavares is expected to feature in the senior side next season, however, should Liverpool not pursue a move for the youngster.
Tavares' career so far
The youngster came through the ranks at Sporting Lisbon’s highly regarded academy.
Tavares was then snapped up by Benfica in 2016 after impressing for Sporting’s Under 19 side. The midfielder is yet to make his senior debut but has featured 18 times in all competitions for Benfica’s B side, the U23’s and the U19’s respectively.
The midfielder has represented Portugal at U17, U18 and U19 level respectively, making seven appearances in total.
Premier League move?
Though the midfielder is yet to make his first senior appearance, Tavares did enough to impress Liverpool and begin speculation linking him with a move to Anfield.
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