Liverpool want to sign Vinicius Jr from Real Madrid.
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Report: Klopp pushing for Liverpool to sign £39m Real Madrid wonderkid

Liverpool are always looking for a bargain. The Reds are also always looking to sign players with potential, footballers whose value will increase over the years. The club have been linked with yet another player who fits the criteria. According to reports in Spain, Liverpool want to sign Vinicius Jr from Real Madrid.

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Who is Vinicius Jr?

Back in 2017 Vinicius Jr made headlines throughout the world when Real Madrid agreed to sign him for £39.6m.

Then just 16-years-old, the fee was, at the time, the most expensive transfer in the sport’s history for a player under the age of 19.

He joined Real Madrid when he turned 18-years-old in July 2018.

The Brazilian winger was impressive in his debut season for Los Blancos but a ruptured knee ligament cut his first campaign in Spain short.

This term he hasn’t been at his best, netting just two goals and bagging one assist in nine starts and nine sub appearances in the league.

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Liverpool want Vinicius Jr

The Brazilian’s poor form has seen the winger linked with an exit from the Bernabeu.

According to OKDiario in Spain, Jürgen Klopp is pushing for Liverpool to sign Vinicius Jr.

The manager reportedly wants to add the Brazilian to liven up the attack and Madrid are allegedly receptive to the Reds’ interest.

However, the Spanish side would want to include a buyback clause in any deal which would see the Reds sign the Brazilian.

What RTK has to say

Liverpool interest in Vinicius Jr is exciting if it is true.

Although, a buyback clause doesn’t sound like Michael Edwards’ style.

We imagine the director would be hard at work to eliminate any such term from the transfer.

Although he hasn’t hit the heights expected of him yet at Madrid he is still just 20-years-old, we could well cash in on Los Blancos’ impatience.

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