Liverpool’s quest for a left-footed centre-back could lead them to make a big ploy for Goncalo Inacio’s signature.
Spanish outlet Nacional (via Paisley Gates) now reports that the Reds would be prepared to offer the 22-year-old defender a starting role in the team to persuade him over alternative suitors.
This comes amid alleged interest from La Liga superpowers Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Liverpool must show the money
The Portuguese centre-back will not be allowed to depart Sporting for anything less than his £52.5m release clause.
Whilst that figure shouldn’t necessarily deter us in the upcoming window, we’re struggling to wrap our heads around the club reportedly offering a starting role.
With Virgil van DIjk back to his imperious best, Jurgen Klopp surely couldn’t sanction such a move?
That would then mean either pushing out Ibrahima Konate and playing Inacio in a less natural position, or a tactical switch-up that would allow him to feature in a back three, similar to what he’s currently experiencing.
Quite a lot of change just for one, albeit talented, centre-back signing.