Sep 16 2018
Liverpool In Battle With Bayern Munich For Sporting Prodigy With £53m Release Clause
Liverpool are reportedly among a number of clubs keeping tabs on Sporting Lisbon forward Gelson Dala according to the Portuguese media outlet A Bola.
The 22-year-old talent has started to create a name for himself across the continent and is currently on loan at Rio Ave in the Liga NOS where he has netted twice in just four games.
This comes after the Angola international scored 17 times in 23 appearances for the Sporting’s B side, along with nine goals in 18 games for Angola and it is this terrific strike record that has attracted the likes of Liverpool.
Sporting know they have a huge talent on their hands and is understood that Gelson recently penned a contract extension until 2022, which includes a whopping £53 million buy-out clause.
Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp has a long track record of nurturing young ace and it appears that he likes what he sees in the pacy, powerful attacker and could be poised to make an official offer in the January transfer window.
He would face competition from a host clubs across the continent including the German giants Bayern Munich, who are also reportedly interested in the striker.