Liverpool have become one of the game’s most savvy recruiters. Michael Edwards has stacked Jürgen Klopp’s squad with talent at a bargain price. The Reds have now been linked with another exciting talent. The reported Liverpool pursuit of Angelo Gabriel is a test of FSG’s ambition.
Who is Angelo Gabriel?
16-year-old right winger Angelo Gabriel plays for Santos in Brazil.
The teenager has been lauded far and wide as the next best thing.
His potential has plenty of people excited, the Liverpool ECHO quote his former coach Betinho as saying:
“He reminds me of Neymar because of his dribbling at speed and change of direction. A very interesting player who will evolve and shine.”
Liverpool linked with Angelo Gabriel
The Reds are always going to have their name associated with an exciting young talent.
Last week Sport Witness said Liverpool are interested in Angelo Gabriel, although Real Madrid are also in pursuit.
The youngster has two years on his contract and a £51m release clause.
One of Santos’ directors confirmed Liverpool interest in Angelo Gabriel, telling Radio Bandeirantes:
“Angelo is a boy who has been growing, developing and (the scouts) are certainly watching him.
“Not only Liverpool but other teams in the European market as well.”
Big test for FSG
Liverpool signing the wonderkid ahead of the chasing pack would be a big signal of ambition from FSG.
The pursuit comes as a big test for the owners – are they ready to put their money where their mouth is?
Snapping up the next Neymar could prove massive for the club’s future.
Look at how much success Barcelona had with their Santos signing, we should also consider how much money they made selling him.
This could be it, FSG. Step up.