Liverpool appear to be closing in on a deal for Richarlison days after the collapse of Nabil Fekir’s transfer.
Jurgen Klopp is willing to add another creative spark to his attacking unit after his side finished fourth in the Premier League, As he needs back-ups for Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.
Lyon captain was his top target, but a move collapsed over the weekend, and the Reds have now moved on to alternatives. The French giants ace had picked his squad number and completed a series of interviews before the deal was shelved.
They look close to signing Stoke’s Xherdan Shaqiri, but now appear to be leading the race for Watford ace Richarlison too.
Richarlison impressed in his debut season in the Premier League with Watford and has been linked with a host of elite clubs including Manchester United and Chelsea, but the bookies think he’s Anfield bound. The youngster netted five goals last season, creating another four in 38 matches.
The 21-year-old’s performances suffered as Watford’s did in the second half of the season but he looks to have done enough to convince Jurgen Klopp he could be an asset. Liverpool have already signed Fabinho and have Naby Keita arriving this summer.