Liverpool Transfer News: Liverpool is currently looking to strengthen their midfield. The Reds have performed consistently in their recent matches. Sources suggest that Liverpool is after Porto’s young midfielder, Fábio Vieira. Liverpool was in talks to sign the Portuguese youngster 6 months ago.
The transfer was not materialized at that time because of Vieira’s performance issues. Vieira just had 390 minutes of action for Porto in the league and failed to make an impact on the scouts. But in the last six months, Vieira has finally showcased the skills which attracted the Liverpool scouts back when they discovered him.
Liverpool is currently 2nd in the English Premier League standings and they were also first in the Champions League group stages. The Reds recently defeated Arsenal to qualify for the Carabao Cup finals. They will face Chelsea in the finals on 27th February.
The Reds already have a very strong squad. Their midfield already consists of players like Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago Alcantara, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Still, they have scouted a lot of midfielders and want to sign a few of them in this transfer window.
Liverpool transfer news: Who is Fabio Vieira?
Fábio Vieira is a young Portuguese midfielder. He was a part of Portugal’s Under-21 national team and joined FC Porto in 2020. Vieira has appeared in 41 matches for Porto and has scored 3 goals. Although the numbers do not impress, he has contributed to many goals for Porto.
Fábio Vieira has an average of 1.66 goal contributions for FC Porto in the league, and 1.18 in all competitions this season. The youngster has contributed with a total of 11 goals in 21 appearances for the club this season.
Vieira’s playstyle is similar to that of Thiago Alcantara. However, there are some concerns over his diminutive stature, but the same concerns were raised about Phillipe Coutinho before he arrived at Anfield. Coutinho shattered all those premonitions and proved to be a wonderful signing for the club.
Liverpool scouts might look for the midfielder and he can surely succeed at a club like Liverpool. As we have seen throughout the years, how Jürgen Klopp has developed midfielders, Vieira can be one of his proteges soon.
How Fabio Vieira is suitable for Liverpool
Fábio Vieira is very creative when it comes to instigating attacks and dropping deep. He ranks in the top 10 for progressive passes with an average of 7.67 per 90. His ball possession is also very sublime, with a completion rate of 89.59 percent.
The stats are proof that Porto has a special talent with them. Vieira is no longer that under-the-radar diamond that the club was interested in over the summer. His recent outings are sending a timely reminder to the Reds of his talent.
The Reds are watching Porto this season with keen eyes. As per reports, Liverpool is also interested in Luis Díaz and, based on Vieira’s recent performance, the midfielder is surely catching the eye of the club’s scouts.
However, it will be interesting to see if the skills of the youngster are enough to reignite the interest of the club in signing him. The young talent will probably get wasted in Anfield.