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Report: Fabio Vieira to sign new contract; should face Liverpol soon

Fabio Vieira will soon sign a new contract, according to reports. Liverpool were linked with the FC Porto midfielder.

This comes from Record. They write that Fabio Vieira is on the brink of a new contract with FC Porto. There’s a race to get one done, too, as his current deal expires next summer.

The 21-year-old is a strange prospect. He’s very inexperienced for a player of his age with such a reputation. Vieira had started just five Primeira Liga games before this season.

At the same time, he won Best Player at the Under 21 Euros this summer. Clearly, he’s very talented – even if Porto haven’t used him all that much.

Enter Liverpool, who supposedly wanted to capitalise on the situation. CMJournal claimed the Reds were ready to offer £17m for Vieira.

Now, as we wrote here, that price looks both great and awful. £17m on an inexperienced 21-year-old is ridiculous but £17m on the best player at the U21 Euros is pretty great.

Though, the fact he had under a year to go on his deal makes that price sound a little strange. And perhaps there was never that much in it – no one outside of Portugal reported this interest.

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Fabio Vieira to get new contract

Vieira still doesn’t start very often but is getting games this season. He did start on the 19th of this month, though – his first of the campaign.

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The fact he registered three assists is quite remarkable, then, and does suggest he has something about him. Liverpool might get an up-close view of that soon, too.

They play in Porto next week as the Reds continue their Champions League campaign. We’re not sure Vieira will actually feature, given his game-time this season, but there’s a chance.

If he does, we’ll finally get to judge that reported £17m price ourselves.

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