Liverpool leading race to sign 18-year-old South American starlet

The Merseyside giants are amongst the 17 teams that have made an approach to sign Daniel Cabral from Flamengo. It’s added that Man United, Man City and Chelsea are also named as some of the teams interested in U20 Brazil international, as well as a spade of European clubs.

Flazoeiro do report that any contact that has been made so far is solely initial and not a marker for anything concrete, with Flamengo of the belief Daniel could become their record sale in the future. Cabral has played only one first-team game for Flamengo, a substitute outing in a Brazilian cup match at the end of October.

Vinicius Junior left for Real Madrid for a fee of €45m, it looks very early to claim that Flamengo could net as much albeit with the currency exchange shift from Real to Euros a factor for such a talent.

While Cabral has no doubt shown promise as part of Brazil’s Under-20s side and previously in winning the U-17s World Cup in 2019, he hasn’t done enough on the big stage to earn a massive move yet.

The 18-year-old midfielder will have to nail down a key role for Flamengo’s first-team before a move to Europe becomes a concrete option, it’s not a surprise that a side of Reds stature and wide recruitment have expressed interest in the talent but it appears to be nothing serious as of yet.

The current make up of the Reds squad suggests that a teenager is not a priority recruit at all, whilst the club’s restricted recruitment approach suggests a promising talent is not the kind of footballer that Liverpool would splash big-money cash on.