Liverpool have been name-checked as potential suitors for Palmeiras youngster Luis Guilherme, according to an update from journalist Fabrizio Romano.
The Reds had a fruitful time of things in the summer transfer window, completely rebuilding their midfield after a disastrous time of things last season.
Dominik Szoboszlai has emerged as the pick of the bunch so far, making an incredible impact since arriving, but Alexis Mac Allister, Ryan Gravenberch and Wataru Endo have all impressed in their own right, too.
January will offer Jurgen Klopp the opportunity to make more signings, with a defensive midfielder and a centre-back possible options, as well as a backup to Trent Alexander-Arnold at right-back.
One player who could also be a future target for Liverpool is Guilherme, with Romano taking to X to name the Reds as one of the clubs in the mix to sign him, even though he has just signed a new deal:
“Official, confirmed. Luiz Guilherme signs new long term deal until 2026 as €55m release clause is included. Bayern, Liverpool, Chelsea and more European top clubs have been following Luiz for long time.”
Our thoughts on Liverpool signing Guilherme in the future…
Planning for the future always has to be something that Liverpool focus on, ensuring that the team continues to grow after Klopp and his current star players have moved on.
For that reason, showing interest in Guilherme has to be considered exciting, with the 17-year-old a highly-rated prospect back in his homeland of Brazil.
Despite his age, the attacking midfielder has already made 26 appearances for Palmeiras, and he has also scored twice in four caps for Brazil’s Under 17s, showing that he is making an impression on the international stage.
There is something extra special about a club signing a young Brazilian player, perhaps because of the manner in which the likes of Pele, Ronaldo and Neymar have burst onto the scene as teenagers in the past, so Guilherme would bring an element of intrigue at Anfield.
It clearly isn’t going to be cheap to sign the Palmeiras ace, however, considering the €55m (£47.9m) release clause that has been included in his new contract, but he could be worth every penny over time.