Liverpool could snap up Dutch wonderkid for less than Virgil van Dijk’s weekly wage – report

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According to reports from Netherlands, Liverpool could potentially land a teenage prodigy for the country for a knockdown price. claimed that the Reds are hopeful of signing Kyanno Silva from Benfica, where his current contract is set to expire next summer.

Rather than risk losing the 18-year-old on a free transfer in 2024, the Portuguese club would even ‘like to let him go to England’ for the paltry sum of £200,000, although the possibility of him penning new terms in Lisbon hasn’t been ruled out.

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To put into context how much of a bargain that reported transfer fee could be, it matches the weekly wage of Thiago Alcantara, is slightly less than Virgil van Dijk’s £230,000-per-week salary and only 57% of what Mo Salah takes home every week (Capology).

Born the day before Liverpool won their fifth European Cup in Istanbul, Silva plays in the same right-sided attacking position as the Egyptian and has featured in this season’s UEFA Youth League (scoring in a 2-1 win over Real Sociedad), along with being a Netherlands under-19 international (Transfermarkt).

Although he’s yet to appear at senior level, the 18-year-old’s incredible value makes him a very attractive target for the Reds to consider, and any swoop for him would most likely be with an eye to building up his first-team experience with a series of loan moves before he’d be ready to make an impact at Anfield.

There’s already a healthy Dutch contingent on Merseyside with Van Dijk, Cody Gakpo and Ryan Gravenberch. Could the precocious Benfica starlet be next to join them?

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