Ruben Neves of Porto. The next midfield star for the Reds?

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Ahead of a massive Champions League match this evening against Real Madrid, Liverpool have been linked to a possible move for the next raising star of Portuguese football Ruben Neves (17). (Source: Daily Mirror)

The Portuguese youngest only joined up with the first team squad during the summer. This was caused by an injury to team mate Mikel Agu. He went on to impress Porto Manager Julen Lopetegui during pre-season and began the new season as a member of his first team squad.

Ruben Diogo de Silva Neves is only 17, but he is already breaking records. He became the youngest ever player to score in the Portuguese League. He was aged 17 years and 155 days at the time. His goal came after 11 minutes of the match. (Source: Wikipedia)

The defensive midfielder has enjoyed an promising start to the season. He has played ten times and scored one goal. Liverpool are not the only Club keen on securing his services. Italian giants Juventus are reportedly watching the situation. He may have some big decisions to make come the end of the season. Any deal may include the option of the loan back to Porto.

The Number 36 of Porto has many qualities for one so young. He has vision, is astute when it comes to his positioning of the pitch and can pass the ball with precision. He sounds like the type of player Rogers is keen upon.

He has been compared to Sergio Busquets of Barca, which is maybe why the Reds have watched him three times so far this year.

Already during his short playing career, he has captained his Country at the UFEA U17 European Championships. More recently Neves has played and scored for the Portuguese U21 side. He looks certain to have a big future for his Country.