Liverpool in pole position to sign 20-year-old La Liga winger

Vinicius Jr. stays on the radar of the Merseyside giants ahead of the summer transfer window. The German manager is an admirer of Brazil international and would like to bring him to Liverpool as a possible long-term replacement for Sadio Mane.

Vinicius Jr. joined Real Madrid from boyhood club Flamengo in the summer of 2018, arriving in Spain as part of the influx of teenagers amid Florentino Perez’s project to create a long-term core at the club. Over the last three years or so, Vini has been growing in stature in Los Blancos‘ first-team setup, although he is yet to perform consistently.

The same has been prevalent in the ongoing campaign, with the 20-year-old forward having a return of 6 goals and as many assists in 37 games across all tournaments. Despite blowing hot and cold, though, the Brazilian forward is rated quite highly by the French tactician and the Los Blancos board.

However, Vinicius Jr. is also the subject of interest from another top European club in Liverpool. Reds appear to be in a precarious position over the future of Mohamed Salah, who has coincidentally been linked with La Liga giants in recent months.

However, it is not the future of Egypt international that the German coach is concerned about. Instead, Jurgen Klopp is eyeing Vinicius as a long-term replacement for Sadio Mane.

Therefore, the interest in Vini prodigy does make a great deal of sense, with the German manager keen for the Reds to secure his services. However, Liverpool do not look to have much of a chance of signing Vinicius in the summer transfer window, with the Spanish club intent on keeping hold of him.