According to the Portuguese outlet A Bola reports, Liverpool have been strongly linked last year with a move for Benfica’s 26-year-old winger Eduardo Salvio, who was close to Anfield move during the January transfer window but the deal has been collapsed due to the player’s serious knee injury.
Earlier last summer Portuguese newspaper Diario De Noticias reported that Merseyside Reds have reached a €35m agreement with the Portuguese outfits.
Anyway, the deal never happened. Liverpool brought Jurgen Klopp in, and Salvio was still returning from injury. Three goals in three Champions League appearances for Benfica so far this season, and excellent performances domestically too, mean Salvio may be very much on the agenda again.
Liverpool will no doubt still have their Salvio scouting file and could well be updating it.
Portuguese newspaper A Bola reports that Liverpool were one of the clubs to send an official to the match between Benfica and Dinamo Kiev on Tuesday.
Salvio is 26 years of age, and from Argentina. He’s primarily a right footed right winger, able to play in a front three and can also move more centrally. The footballer has a contract with Benfica until the end of June 2019.