Liverpool eyeing move for Brazilian midfielder

Portuguese outlet A Bola brings an interview with the highly-rated Palmeiras youngster Gabriel Menino.

The 20-year-old Brazilian midfielder is obviously excited with the chance of winning Copa Libertadores at such a young age, and with a bright future ahead, he has also spoken about his career plans.

Gabriel was asked about which top European league would suit him best, and the South American had no problem naming all the sides he thinks would be a good destination for him.

“I think my football today fits in Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Liverpool, maybe even Manchester City,” he told A Bola.

“They are all teams with very strong players, with a quick touch of the ball, they like to attack and defend in blocks.”

Football fans often see South American players naming outfits who they dream of, and sometimes most of them are never able to reach the continent’s top sides.

Palmeiras prized asset, however, may have enough potential for the Reds or the Citizens. Besides being a regular starter for his side at this age, he’s already been called by Brazil’s national team twice.

It’s rare to see boss Tite naming players who are still in Brazil, let alone a 20-year-old ace, so that’s something special about Menino.

In spite of being mainly a midfielder, Gabriel can also work at right-back, which is the position the talent was called up for at the national team.

He has a contract with the Brazilian Serie A club until December 2024, and a release (buy-out/exit) clause of €60 million.