We suspect that if we are to search for young and exciting prospects then South America could be an ideal place to look, given the track record of players to come from there.
Liverpool have seemingly turned their attention to that part of the world and one of Brazil’s up and coming stars Rodrygo, according to Globo Esporte.
The striker has been tipped as the star of the same Santos youth setup that produced Barcelona forward Neymar.
Interest in him appears to have triggered the Brazilian club to step up efforts to offer the player his first professional contract with his family reportedly asking for the inclusion of a goals bonus and financial support for “housing, courses and marketing actions.”
At the age of 11, Rodrygo became the youngest player to sign a deal with Nike, bettering that of Neymar who signed with the sports company when he was 13.
Talk of a move to England has taken the youngster by surprise but there is no rush at all for a player tipped for a bright future.