Report: Liverpool considered signing £35m midfielder but let him go elsewhere without a fight
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Report: Liverpool considered signing £35m midfielder but let him go elsewhere without a fight

Liverpool considered signing Vitinha from FC Porto this year, according to reports. The Red ultimately let him go elsewhere, however.

This comes from the Liverpool Echo. They claim that Liverpool seriously looked into signing Vitinha this year as he ticked so many of their boxes.

The 22-year-old always appeared to be on the market and the Reds saw his potential for improvement. Not only that but Liverpool do have a need for new midfielders at the moment as several stars age.

But ultimately, the Reds never actually made their move. Paris Saint-Germain entered the fray with a £35m deal and Liverpool didn’t provide any sort of obstacle. For whatever reason, they decided Vitinha wasn’t for them.

Liverpool considered signing Vitinha

Record claimed back in April that this was the case and it hardly comes as a shock. After all, Liverpool had signing Luis Diaz from Porto just a few months prior and he was instantly a huge success.

And so it made sense for the Reds to concentrate on Portugal for new signings. They did do that, of course, as Darwin Nunez arrived from Benfica. Vitinha, though, went to France.

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But we did have Vitinha down as a potential signing this summer, even in the wake of Nunez’s arrival. Liverpool could use more midfielders and he fits the bill very well. £35m could easily go on to look like a bargain for PSG down the line.

So why didn’t the Reds move? Well, we imagine it’s because they have other plans. Reports continue to link them with another midfielder from Portugal – Matheus Nunes of Sporting. We think he could be even more ideal than Vitinha.

And then there’s Jude Bellingham, who is surely the ultimate addition in midfield. He promises to be the one for 2023 if Liverpool can push to the front of the line.

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