Report: Liverpool keeping tabs on 20-year-old Premier League ace

Ruben Vinagre

Liverpool, according to Portuguese outlet O Jogo, are interested in Wolverhampton Wanderers full-back Ruben Vinagre.

The 19-year-old Portugal U20 international joined Wolves on a permanent deal from AS Monaco in the summer following his impressive season-long loan spell with Nuno Espirito Santo’s last season.

So far this season, Vinagre has been one of the club’s standout performers, notching 14 Premier League appearances, two FA Cup outings, as well as two appearances in the EFL Cup, according to Transfermarkt.

Although Vinagre has found regular first-team football hard to come by due to the impressive form of Jonny Castro Otto, the youngster has impressed enough to earn interest from a number of clubs.

One of his top admirers is Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, who was said to be impressed by his performance during Wolves’ FA Cup victory over the Reds in January.

Liverpool currently have Andrew Robertson as their undisputed number one left-back, but with Alberto Moreno set to leave the club in the summer, the Reds could sign Vinagre as a backup.

However, snatching him away from Wolves won’t come cheap, and it is unclear as to whether he would want to play second fiddle to Robertson.

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Author: Oni Oluwapelumi