Liverpool transfers: Reds watching 18-year-old tipped to follow Endrick's steps

Liverpool are looking at an 18-year-old Brazilian midfielder, according to reports. The player could follow in Endrick's footsteps.

The Daily Mail report that Liverpool are on a 'growing list' of clubs eyeing Guilherme Luis. The 18-year-old Brazilian is currently playing at Palmeiras, where he's played a handful of minutes in the Brazilian Serie A.

  • Name: Guilherme Luis
  • Age: 18
  • Position: Midfield
  • Club: Palmeiras
  • Nationality: Brazilian
  • League Appearances: 19
  • League Starts: 4
  • Goals: 0

In total, Guilherme has only received around 640 minutes of top-flight football. It's not exactly a lot to go on, then, and the data doesn't offer enough of a sample size to judge.

What does work in Luis's favour is that he's coming from Palmeiras, who have developed some very exciting prospects in recent years. Endrick is the big one, who will officially join Real Madrid this summer after becoming a Brazil international - and matchwinner - at 17.

Nottingham Forest also signed Danilo from the club in recent years, paying around £16m.

Above all, though, Palmeiras are the Brazilian champions and won the trophy in both 2022 and 2023. They're a club who are finding fantastic success on the pitch and if Luis is getting into their squad at all at 18, he's someone with talent.

The Mail's report suggests a price of around £40m, which is a lot for someone so inexperienced. Still, if the midfielder impresses more over the coming months, there's no reason he can't follow Endrick to Europe this summer.

Liverpool eye Brazilian Guilherme Luis

Liverpool have scouted Brazil a lot of the last few years but never actually secure their targets. They came closest with Rodrygo Goes, only for Santos to reject their offer late on as a gamble. They believed Rodrygo's price would be much higher in a year and they were right, as Real Madrid paid a small fortune.

The Reds also reportedly had eyes on Endrick before his value skyrockets out of control. And that's the kicker here - Liverpool are highly unlikely to pay the kind of £50m figures that have become normal for Brazilian youngsters.

If Liverpool are to sign Guilherme Luis, he's going to have to show something very special in 2024. Only then would the club justify a massive fee.

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