Liverpool appear to have received significant boost in their pursuit to acquire Sporting defender Goncalo Inacio during in the January transfer window.
On Friday, a report suggests that Liverpool’s prospects of signing a premier Sporting defender have been notably strengthened.
For several months, Liverpool have been linked with the centre-back Goncalo Inacio, particularly as they grapple with the absence of Joel Matip due to a season-ending injury.
Although manager Klopp is content with the available choices he has for the position, Liverpool remain open to favourable transfer opportunities if they arise.
Recent indications point towards a potential deal for Inacio, with his price reportedly dropped from an estimated £52 million to £39 million.
Fabrizio Romano, a renowned transfer insider, recently provided insights on Liverpool’s pursuit of a centre-back. In his update, he specifically mentioned Inacio and Piero Hincapie.
He said: “Liverpool are another club looking at centre-backs but so far no contacts have taken place with Bayer Leverkusen for Piero Hincapie from what I’m told.
“Hincapie has been strongly linked with Liverpool and other top clubs as he’s looked like a superb young talent for some time now, and he’s also not playing as often as he might have expected, so it’s normal to see new stories about the player.
“Liverpool have also been one of a number of teams linked with Goncalo Inacio, but the only way to sign him is to pay his €60m release clause to Sporting and no one has approached Sporting until now.
“Let’s see if that changes soon, but for now there is nothing advanced for Liverpool with either Hincapie or Inacio.”
The latest update on Inacio’s price reduction doesn’t cite a specific source. However, if the information holds true, Liverpool may consider pursuing a deal.
This interest comes amidst competition from Arsenal and Manchester United, both of whom are also eyeing the player.
At present, Klopp appears content to alternate between Ibrahima Konate and Jarell Quansah alongside Virgil van Dijk. Joe Gomez serves as a versatile backup across the defensive lineup.
Notably, the 20-year-old Quansah delivered an impressive performance during the recent Carabao Cup match against West Ham. Yet, he did concede a goal to Jarrod Bowen during that game at Anfield.
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