Liverpool keep a close eye on 21-year-old Portuguese ace

The Merseyside giants are reportedly ready to rival Man United for the transfer of Braga centre-back David Carmo. U20 Portugal international has caught the eye in his native Portugal, and his form has recently seen him linked with Red Devils and another unnamed PL club.

David seems like a big prospect who is surely ready to make the step up to a bigger club soon, and it now looks Reds may also be in the running to sign him. Both these reports claim Carmo has a release clause worth nearly €40m, which could make him a bargain if he continues to improve and develop.

Reds look in urgent need of new additions in back-line at the moment, with Virgil van Dijk’s injury a huge blow for Liverpool this campaign. Virgil is likely to miss the rest of the campaign, or at least most of it, and Reds also have problems with Joel Matip and Joe Gomez, who both have patchy fitness records.

David would certainly help Liverpool cope with these absences at the defence, but he’d also surely be an upgrade on the likes of Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly at Man United. Man United need a better partner for Harry Maguire, and should now try to bolster this January as they may have a genuine opportunity to challenge Reds for the trophy.