Liverpool have a pretty clear transfer policy. The Reds target young players whose value will increase and bargain buys who don’t break the bank. This policy has served us well in recent seasons. Since Michael Edwards took over the club’s recruitment has been the envy of the footballing world. In line with Edwards policy, Liverpool have already made a move for Nuno Mendes according to O Jogo.
Who is Nuno Mendes?
Portugal has a strong tradition of producing some of the world’s top talents.
Sporting in particular have seen some of the greats rise through the ranks, Cristiano Ronaldo the most lauded graduate.
Nuno Mendes is the latest wonderkid to emerge from the Sporting academy.
The 18-year-old is a first team regular for the Portuguese side, playing predominantly as a left wing back.
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He is noted for his defensive intelligence as well as his crossing ability.
Liverpool moved for Nuno Mendes
According to O Jogo in Portugal, Liverpool have already moved for Nuno Mendes.
The Reds allegedly tried to bring the teenager in over the summer.
The outlet claims that Liverpool made a €22m (£20m) approach but Sporting rebuffed the advances.
Since then Kostas Tsimikas has joined the club in Mendes’ place.
There have also been contract renewal talks with the teenager, his club looking to raise his release clause in the process.
What RTK has to say
It is no surprise that Liverpool moved for Nuno Mendes over the summer.
The 18-year-old is one of the most highly regarded young left backs around.
Given the money the Reds were prepared to spend the move would’ve made a lot of sense.
In turn it makes sense that Sporting are looking to raise his price tag to around £40m with a new contract.
We may keep an eye on him for a future move but we can’t see anything happening any time soon.