UOL claims that Liverpool has made the decision to move up their January 2023 transfer deadline in order to sign Matheus Nunes and Enzo Fernandes
Well, the Reds sat on their hands throughout the summer because Jürgen Klopp insisted late on that he didn’t need another midfielder.
Wolves, who obtained Nunes from Sporting Lisbon in a club-record £38 million deal, defeated Liverpool in the race to recruit the Portugal international because the German declined to enter the market sooner.
Despite this, the Reds will still try to get Nunes from Wolves in January, according to UOL, who is still at the top of their transfer shortlist.
Of course, given that the 24-year-old has just recently arrived at Molineux, that will be challenging.
However, UOL thinks that Liverpool will profit from negotiations since Julian Ward, the director of football at Anfield, gets along well with Jorge Mendes.
Over the summer, the two collaborated closely on a £64 million deal for Darwin Nunez.
Liverpool is understood to have been following Nunes for a number of months and has been pleased with how well he has adjusted to life at Wolves in the Premier League.
If Liverpool is unable to convince Nunes to leave Molineux, Klopp has a fallback plan.
Enzo Fernandez, the mastermind behind Benfica, is reportedly also on the German’s radar after making a fantastic start to life in Portuguese football after joining from River Plate in the summer, another transfer handled by Mendes, according to UOL.
In actuality, either player might be signed
The 21-year-performances old’s for Benfica, where he scored three goals in his first three games, may lead to a January transfer to Anfield.
It appears that Liverpool is well aware that its midfield requires a massive overhaul, and plans to do so have been advanced to January.