Newcastle also in the battle for Sporting defender Goncalo Inácio…Liverpool and Arsenal are interested

Liverpool prepares approximately 5.85 billion yen... Full-scale entry to acquire Portuguese national team defender Gonçalo Inácio Transfers

Liverpool sought a left-handed center back this summer. Names such as England defender Levi Colwill, who renewed his contract with Chelsea, and Dutch defender Mickey van de Ven, then at Wolfsburg, were frequently mentioned.

As a result, priority was given to acquiring a midfielder, and the budget was allocated in that direction. Liverpool, which failed to land a center back, has continued to show interest, with Sporting’s Portuguese defender Goncalo Inácio reportedly the top target.

According to Record, besides Liverpool, Newcastle United, who have been plagued by injuries this season, are also interested in the 22-year-old center back, who is also the focus of Arsenal’s attention, and are prepared to pay a termination fee of €60 million.

Financially, Newcastle are a strong side, and 60 million euros is not a lot of money. And let’s not forget the fact that the average age of the final line is increasing: 23-year-old defender Sven Botman is a regular, but Fabian Schär, Dan Burn, and Jamaal Lascelles are all over 30 years old.

It is essential to secure a young center back for the next generation, and it cannot be denied that a strong European club may make a move to acquire the Portuguese national team defender, who has been attracting the keenest attention.

However, the team is not as strong as last season and has already lost the Champions League, so there may not be much benefit to the players.

On the other hand, Liverpool is in desperate need of a center back in his early 20s, as Joel Matip and Kostas Tsimikas are out for a long time, and Matip may leave the club at the end of his contract in June 2024.

In a transfer market where speculation is rife, will Liverpool be able to land the 22-year-old defender?