Liverpool ‘make contact’ with Vasco da Gama over 18-year-old forward Talles Magno with cash-strapped Brazilian club ‘open to selling prodigy for well below £45m release clause’
- Magno, 18, is considered one of the brightest rising stars in Brazilian game
- Vasco da Gama handed him a contract with £45m release clause in November
- But Brazilian club’s financial state means they could sell him for much less
- Reports in Brazil suggest Liverpool are the latest European club to make contact
- Sevilla, Bayer Leverkusen, Lille and PSG are among others to enquire about him
Liverpool ‘have made contact with Vasco da Gama’ over the availability of Brazilian wonderkid Talles Magno, who has been described as ‘the next Neymar.’
The 18-year-old, who is able to play as a centre forward or on the left-side of the attack, is considered one of the brightest prospects in the Brazilian championship.
Magno made a handful of appearances for Vasco in the state championship, Brazilian Cup and Copa Sudamericana this year having made his first-team breakthrough in 2019.
Liverpool ‘have made contract with Vasco da Gama to enquire about wonderkid Talles Magno’
Magno, a forward, has been part of the Vasco da Gama first team for the past two years
The forward was part of the Brazil team that won the FIFA Under-17 World Cup on home soil last year, scoring two goals during their successful campaign.
He has now moved on to their Under-19 side and has scored three times in six appearances.
Fully aware of his potential, Vasco signed Magno to a new contract last November lasting until 2022 and with a £45million release clause.
But, according to Yahoo Esportes in Brazil, Liverpool have made contact to determine whether a transfer is possible at the current time.
They report that French clubs Lille and Paris Saint-Germain could also enter the race to sign the teenager, as well as Sevilla, Bayer Leverkusen and Krasnodar elsewhere in Europe.
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It is believed that cash-strapped Vasco may be willing to sell Magno for as little as £18m but the Brazilian club will hope for a bidding war.
The Brazilian side sold one of their most promising and exciting talents Paulinho to Bayer Leverkusen back in 2018 for a mere £17million, despite him being rated at a higher value.
They have admitted that they are now in a similar position again and will need to sell again if they are stay afloat.