Liverpool are set to rival Everton and Chelsea for Real Madrid’s chief scout Juni Calafat, according to Telegraph Sport.
According to the Telegraph’s report, Juni Calafat has been at the forefront of overhauling Real Madrid’s recruitment policy, with Los Blancos focusing their efforts on recruiting young future stars instead of ageing stars in the last few years.
Juni Calafat is believed to have been instrumental in Real Madrid’s signing of Martin Odegaard, South American quartet Fede Valverde, Vinicius Junior, Eder Militao, Martin and Rodrygo, and former Everton target Reinier Jesus.
As such, several Premier League clubs have now decided that they would like to benefit from his services, and are looking to pry him away from the Santiago Bernabeu.
With Everton having already moved to build a formidable team with an elite manager in Carlo Ancelotti and a highly regarded director of football in Marcel Brands, an elite level scout seems to be the logical next step.
Due to conflicting reports, it is difficult to ascertain how interested the Toffes were in Reinier in the summer, but if the Blues did indeed have an offer refused by Flamengo, it could be interesting to see the club sign the man responsible for eventually taking Reinier away from Brazil.