Liverpool Transfer News: Porto rejected a £26 million proposal from Leeds, therefore they anticipate that Liverpool will intensify their pursuit of winger Otavio this week.
The Portuguese team anticipates an official offer of about £34 million from Jurgen Klopp’s club. Otavio, a player for Portugal who was born in Brazil, has a release clause in his contract that is about £51 million.
The 27-year-agent, old’s Israel Oliveira, is reportedly in England working to finalise a deal for the Primeira Liga club. They are reportedly willing to do business at about the £38 million mark.
Otavio can play as a winger or as the No. 10 and was the subject of an offer from Leeds last week that came up just short of £26 million. The player was acquired by Porto in 2014 after leaving Internacional in his native country.
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Otavio represented Brazil at the age-group level. However, in March 2021 he acceded to Portuguese citizenship, and later that year he made his international debut.
Also anticipated this week is a larger offer from Leeds. In January, Liverpool acquired Porto’s best player Luis Diaz.
Following the sale of Sadio Mane to Bayern Munich, Liverpool has renewed its interest in attacking players. Mane paid respect to the Reds manager Klopp in a farewell interview with the club’s website.
What did Mane say?
Mane said: “After spending six years at Anfield, it is obviously unusual — really, truly strange — to no longer be a Liverpool player. Nevertheless, I had a fantastic time and, from the very beginning, I thoroughly enjoyed practicing and playing at Anfield in particular and in front of these incredible fans.“
“I spoke to the boss when I was at Southampton on the day I originally joined the club, and I believe that time we were not even in the Champions League.”
When he called, I replied, “Sure, I simply made the decision to move to Liverpool from the bottom of my heart because that is where I envision myself and for me, it was the right time and the ideal team to succeed.
Had a great relationship with Klopp
“We’ve had a really, really, really excellent relationship ever since the first time I spoke with him about joining Liverpool, and I think he’s a fantastic manager. He is exceptionally wonderful because he has such heart and, as I just mentioned, has committed himself.:
“He, the coaches, and all the players helped me greatly to become the player I am, of course. I never ceased working hard, as I always stated, for myself as well.“
“I can say that we obviously won a lot of games, and I had a fantastic experience there. We had an amazing time in Liverpool and won a lot. Like I usually say, my life is all about challenges, so when this one presented itself, I told the club that I wanted to leave and find a new challenge somewhere.