Liverpool are reportedly willing to include versatile wide man Rafael Camacho in a deal to beat Manchester United and Tottenham in the race to land Sporting Lisbon’s Bruno Fernandes.
According to Portuguese outlet Correio da Manha, relayed in an article by Sport Witness, the Reds are considering offering Camacho plus cash in a last-ditch attempt to secure Fernandes’ services.
The report goes on to add that the next few days appear to be crucial in the race to sign the Portugal international, with Sporting valuing the 24-year-old at €70m following an exceptional campaign.
Fernandes scored 20 goals and created 13 more in just 33 league games, which has resulted in interest from the Reds.
A move to offer Camacho in a possible deal appears to be a smart move by Liverpool officials, with the teenager unsettled on Merseyside.
The right-back, who can also play in a more advanced wide role, looks set to leave Anfield either this summer or next year when his deal expires.
Why Fernandes would be a smart signing by the Reds
Consistent goal threat
Fernandes played a part in 33 goal involvements last season and would provide the likes of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino with more chances to find the back of the net, as well as scoring some himself.
At 24, the Portuguese midfielder has plenty of time to improve on his game even further and already has a wealth of experience at senior level.
The type of player Klopp needs
Fernandes has a unique playing style. He would be able to turn out behind the prolific Reds front three and link play between the midfield and attack with his wide range of passing.
Relatively cheap in today's market
If Liverpool can bring Fernandes’ valuation down to around €60m, then a move could prove to be relatively cheap in the long run, similar to Virgil van Dijk’s move from Southampton last year.