The unrelenting transfer rumour mill has once again spouted suggestions that Liverpool are ‘closing in’ on another supposed summer target.
Gremio forward Luan is the man in question with Jurgen Klopp reportedly keen on uniting the Brazilian with compatriots Roberto Firmino, Philippe Coutinho and Lucas Leiva.
Liverpool are close to striking a deal after agreeing to meet his £26 million valuation having made contact with the player’s representatives in London in April, according to the Mirror.
Luan has not only been labelled as the ‘next Ronaldinho’ but his talent and potential has also been vouched for by the Barcelona legend himself, who has outlined him as his home nation’s next star.
His notable ability to play in any position across a front three as well as a number 10 matches Klopp’s wish for versatility and would also make him suitable to the interchanging that Liverpool’s attacking setup demands.
The 24-year-old marks the kind of surprise commodity Klopp’s transfer policy has been known to unearth as well as being a sign of an intention to bolster the squad’s attacking options.
Liverpool will be granted the freedom to address all priority areas this summer with the Fenway Sports Group owners set to hand Klopp the largest transfer budget in the club’s history.