Throughout the summer, Liverpool’s pursuit of a left-handed center back led to the acquisition of Chelsea defender Levi Colwill. However, after Mauricio Pochettino assured him of regular playing time, he signed a long-term contract with the club and the acquisition of the England defender was fleeting.
Nevertheless, securing a center back to replace Joel Matip and Virgil van Dijk, who are now 32 years old, is inevitable, and Ibrahima Konate, although not for a long period of time, has often been off the bench due to injury and would like to bring in a new center back.
According to Football Insider, Liverpool could make a move this winter for Sporting defender Gonzalo Inácio, who has been the subject of interest for some time, on the condition that a string of injuries to their main center backs occur.
Manchester United are also interested in the 22-year-old center back, whose contract was just renewed in August 2023, and the Portuguese defender, who remains under contract until 2027, has a termination clause of £52 million.
He has scored 11 goals and provided 8 assists in 132 games for Sporting, and made his debut for Portugal in March 2023, starting off well with 2 goals in 3 games.
Not only Liverpool and Manchester United, but also other strong European clubs are keen on the young center back, so what kind of future will he choose…?