Liverpool make transfer decision over 18-year-old wonderkid dubbed ‘next Neymar’

Liverpool have no intention of signing highly-rated Vasco da Gama forward Talles Magno.

Rumours from the players' native Brazil claimed the Reds were interested in 18-year-old, who has been dubbed ‘the next Neymar ’.

But according to the Evening Standard, the Reds have no plans to sign the highly rated Rio-born forward.

Magno earned attention by scoring five goals in 10 appearances for Brazil’s Under-17s side to help them win the World Cup last year.

Liverpool, however, are wary of how tough young players can find the transition from Brazil directly to an English speaking country.

In addition, Magno has yet to earn a cap at senior level for his country which would make securing a work permit difficult.

Liverpool previously discovered that to their cost with former player Allan Rodrigues de Souza.

He returned to his homeland to join Atletico Mineiro after a frustrating five-year stint at Anfield during which he was loaned out six times.

Magno is believed to have a £43m release clause in his Vasco da Gama contract, which runs until 2022.

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However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Brazilian club would accept a fee of around £18m.

But there is no chance of him joining Kostas Tsimikas, who became Liverpool's first signing of the summer transfer window in an £11.75m arrival from Olympiacos.

The Reds are also believed to be keen on Watford's £40m-rated winger Ismaila Sarr, who has admitted he would ‘love’ to play for Liverpool one day.

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  • Sarr, 22, said: “Liverpool are a really great team – everyone would love to play there.

    “They won the Premier League this year and the Champions League last year, but also there are great teams in the English league.

    “Frankly, I have yet to make a choice. If that were to happen, I just wish they were a good team. At the moment, there are only guesses.”

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