Liverpool are reportedly keeping a close eye on many centre-backs across the Europe. According to multiple reports emanating from Portugal, Liverpool are preparing mega offer for Benfica centre-back Antonio Silva. The 19-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
The centre-back has played all his life at Benfica. He has made his way through the youth system at the Portuguese club. His current deal runs out in the summer of 2027.
The 19-year-old has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in Portugal. As a member of Portugal national football team, Silva won two caps.
Antonio Silva will be high in demand this winter, with him having enjoyed a sublime season for Benfica this term.
Jürgen Klopp wants to sign a new centre-back and Silva is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.
The Reds have built a reputation for recruiting young talent from within Europe, predominantly targeting those with sell-on value and immense potential.
Silva is a long-term target of Liverpool and could be a decent addition for Klopp’s side. The Premier League giants are desperate to make an impact in the winter transfer window.
The 19-year-old heavily relies on his ability to read the game. It is coupled with his sensible tackling and an excellent sense of positioning, allowing him to repel most of the danger in the defensive third. He will add more quality to Liverpool’s defense.
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According to the report, “Liverpool are stepping January signing plans for Benfica defender Antonio Silva. The Reds have been tentatively linked with a move for highly-rated Benfica centre-back Antonio Silva. But A Bola reports Liverpool’s interest is ‘concrete’ and that ‘firm talks’ will be held with the Eagles after the World Cup. The 19-year-old is currently in Qatar with Portugal. Silva has emerged this season as one of Portuguese football’s outstanding defenders, cementing himself a place in the Benfica starting XI.”
Liverpool will have to present a really enticing offer to bring Benfica to the negotiating table. The Reds have the resources to tempt them but it will be interesting to see if they are willing to overpay for the player.
Benfica would be wise to keep the Portugal international, but if they do let him go expect it to be for a hefty sum.
Antonio Silva ideal fit for Liverpool?
If Liverpool and Klopp are seriously considering a centre-back, Silva could also prove to be a smart option.
It is smart from the club to invest in younger players, rather than splashing out big money on experienced players with no resale value.
A centre-back of Silva’s ceiling will be a massive addition to Liverpool squad as he will not only improve the overall quality of Jürgen Klopp’s starting XI but also add some stability and variety to his defensive department.
It will be interesting to see whether Liverpool will make their move during the winter transfer window.
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Naples-born Enzo Cattaneo has spent more than a decade living in Madrid and writing about Spanish football, German football and the Premier League for various Spanish football websites and now he writes about World football for World Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers and rumours pretty much nonstop since the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time playing Esports games.