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Liverpool to be offered the chance to sign Nuno Mendes

According to A Bola (h/t Mirror), Liverpool could get another chance to sign Nuno Mendes of Sporting Lisbon. A bid from the Reds was rejected by the Portuguese giants last summer while the full-back has kept producing one good performance after the other.

While the youngster did sign a new contract at the club with a huge release clause of €70m, Sporting have the feeling that he could leave for a lesser amount. However, they are keen to get as much as they can from one of their prized assets.

Nuno Mendes made his breakthrough in 2019/20

Nuno Mendes made his breakthrough in 2019/20

Along with Liverpool, Juventus, Inter Milan, AC Milan and Real Madrid are also keeping tabs on the highly-rated teenager. So far, he has made just 32 appearances and scored a goal for Sporting but has managed to impress everyone. Capable of playing as a centre-back too, Mendes is a very versatile player.

However, Sporting might just be forced to cash in on the player due to financial problems. Liverpool, on the other hand, maybe reluctant to splurge a big sum on a young player but they are very likely to invest in their defence next season.

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In that sense, Mendes can be a good deputy to Andy Robertson while developing for the future and providing competition. Liverpool did sign Kostas Tsimikas but he has been a rare sight in red. It remains to be seen if Liverpool revisit their interest in Mendes given how talented he is.

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