Former Wolverhampton Wanderers prospect Pedro Goncalves is reportedly on the radar of Liverpool.

The Reds are supposedly looking to shake up their squad in the summer after struggling to defend their Premier League title in 2020/21.

Jurgen Klopp’s side started well, but have tailed off in recent weeks and now sit 10 points behind leaders Manchester City, who have a game in hand.

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It’s looking like the title is theirs to lose, and speculation is already starting about the Reds’ plans for the summer.

The Mirror bring a report from Portuguese outlet Record that says Liverpool are considering a bid for Goncalves, who is protected by a €60 million (£53 million) release clause.

Goncalves has been in stunning form for Sporting CP this season, and has scored 14 goals in just 15 Liga NOS games, making him the division’s top marksman.

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He appears to have stepped seamlessly into the footsteps of Bruno Fernandes, and looks like he could soon secure a big-money exit.

 

Goncalves, of course, was on the books of Wolves as recently as 2019, but was let go for free that summer, with Farmalicao snapping him up.

He spent just one season there before joining Sporting, where he is now flourishing.

Wolves blunder

Goncalves joining Liverpool in the summer for big money would be a real kicm in the teeth for Wolves.

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What’s even worse is that Wolves will gain nothing from any transfer, with Farmalicao having a 50% sell-on clause.

Eyebrows were raised at the time of Goncalves’ departure from the Black Country as by many accounts he was a youngster with amazing potential and a real standout for the U23s.

If he completes a summer move to Liverpool – whose recruitment has been excellent in recent times – then it really would lay bare Wolves’ fumbling of the player.

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