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Report: Liverpool target Nuno Mendes release clause to be raised

Liverpool always have their eyes on the hottest prospects. The Reds have made a habit out of signing the brightest young talents in the game in order to prepare for the future. The policy seems to be paying off with Harvey Elliott strutting his stuff in the Championship and the likes of Billy Koumetio progressing well in the academy. The Reds are now looking less likely to sign one youngster in particular with reported Liverpool target Nuno Mendes having his release clause raised by Sporting.

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Build for the future

Under FSG the Reds have been adopting the sensible policy of buying low and selling high.

Whilst we see this play out often in the first team, the club bringing in bargain buys such as Andy Robertson, the tactic is most prevalent in the academy.

Over the past few years the club has been steadily recruiting some of the brightest youngster around as we look to save money down the line by promoting from within.

Harvey Elliott is a shining example of this focus, his potential has us all excited.

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Liverpool target Nuno Mendes

Liverpool have been linked with Nuno Mendes on a few occasions.

The 18-year-old left back has been impressing for Portuguese side Sporting and his progress has allegedly attracted the interest of the Reds and Man United.

However, the latest development in the story could put the Anfield side off a move in the near future.

According to Record in Portugal, Sporting are close to renewing the teenager’s contract with his release clause set to be raised to €70m (£63m).

What RTK has to say

We can’t see Liverpool contemplating a move for Nuno Mendes any time soon if his release clause is to be raised that high.

The Reds have just signed a backup left back, we don’t need another.

The only reason that this would be realistic is if we were planning on converting him into a left winger.

Given that Man United and Real Madrid are interested we can let them fight it out and throw their money away.

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