Liverpool fans on social media expressed their desire for the club to sign Sporting Lisbon winger Gelson Martins.
The winger, who has exceptional pace, is one of many players at the Portuguese giants who is trying to have his current contract terminated so he can leave on a free.
The Daily Mirror, who reported on the player’s quest to end his Sporting deal, that the one-time Reds target has consistently been linked with big-money moves to the Premier League and his ongoing situation in Portugal will have teams in England on red alert.
While the newspaper claimed that there would be several teams keeping an eye on the situation, supporters of Jurgen Klopp’s side wanted to make sure their team was paying particular attention.
One fan tweeted that the club should snap Martins up on a free alongside Sporting teammate Bruno Fernandes and then spend money going after a goalkeeper.
Another supporter took to Twitter to claim that pursuing Martins was a better option to take then going after Stoke City winger Xherdan Shaqiri.
According to Bleacher Report’s Dean Jones, via his Twitter account, the Reds have held talks with the tricky winger’s representatives as they look into a possible deal for his services.
Liverpool held talks with Shaqiri representatives on Friday as they look into a possible deal
— Dean Jones (@DeanJonesBR) June 11, 2018
Martin, who is clearly the fans’ choice based on their tweets, scored 13 goals in 52 games during his 2017/18 campaign.
Live for Liverpool have rounded up the best tweets about the idea of welcoming Martins to Anfield:
Get him and Fernandes on a free with competitive wages. Then we can go big on a keeper. Doubt it would happen but makes sense to me.
— Miles (@Milesscarn) June 12, 2018
— Paddy Berger (@TotallyLFC1892) June 12, 2018
Great player, get him instead of Shaqiri
— giannis_plia (@giannisynwa) June 12, 2018
Never seen him play, but I like free stuff.
— Postergren (@postergren) June 12, 2018
— Muqrish452 (@Muqrish4521) June 12, 2018
— THE REDS INDONESIA (@TheReds_Indo) June 12, 2018
I will charter the plane..probably go to Madrid or Barca..
— Brian Mc Kay (@brianmckay1964) June 12, 2018
Both players would be immense for us! Bruno Fernandes would be a very good upgrade to our midfield and Gelson Martins is talented enough to become one of the best wingers in the world ???? Michael, just do it for us ????
— ? OSKAR ? (@oskargw) June 11, 2018