The agent of Flamengo playmaker Lucas Paqueta has reportedly been sighted on Merseyside amid reports of interest from Liverpool.
Paqueta has been rumoured as a potential target for a number of European sides in recent months, with Liverpool and Manchester City both supposedly in the race to secure his signature.
He has surfaced as a prominent figure for Flamengo in the Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A over the past year, despite only turning 21 at the end of August.
The attacking midfielder has registered a return of nine goals and two assists so far this season, most recently finding the net twice in Friday’s 3-0 win over Corinthians.
His lasting impression on domestic duty saw him occupy a place on Brazil’s 12-man standby list for their World Cup squad during the summer.
Andersinho Marques of PremiumSportHD reported late on Friday that Paqueta’s agent Eduardo Uram had been in Liverpool that day.
— Andersinho Marques (@Andersinho_ITA) October 5, 2018
Marques was previously one of the first to suggest interest from Liverpool’s side, not to mention Paqueta’s buy-out clause of £40million.
For the purposes of covering all possibilities, it’s worth pointing out that Liverpool may not be the only club in the city keen on recruiting his services.
Paqueta boasts a glowing reputation as one of the latest starlets to emerge from Brazilian football’s ever-intriguing conveyor belt of attacking talent.
A raw flair to his game not only consists of the dazzling footwork so often cultivated in futsal arenas, but the technician’s eye for a pass and a natural eye for goal.
That said, it has perhaps been the exhibitions of his fierce work rate as a leader of his side’s high press that have vindicated unconfirmed links to Liverpool.