- Liverpool have submitted a €15m bid for Porto defender Diogo Leite, as confirmed by Portuguese newspaper A Bola
- Leite has impressed while playing for Porto’s B side and has also been linked with Arsenal and Manchester United in the recent past
In latest Liverpool News and Liverpool Transfer News, Portuguese newspaper A Bola have reported that Premier League giants Liverpool have submitted a concrete €15m bid for FC Porto’s young defender Diogo Leite, with Reds boss Jurgen Klopp thought be keen on bolstering his defensive options this summer. While this piece of Liverpool FC News will come as a blow to Porto, they are also bracing themselves for a bid for another young defender Diogo Dalot by Manchester United.
The eventuality of the defensive duo leaving for England is expected to be a rather bitter pill to swallow for the Portuguese giants and they will therefore be tough in their negotiations for the two Diogos.
CAMPEÕES !!! Com grande esforço coletivo conseguimos revalidar este título! Parabéns equipa e obrigado a todos os portistas pelo apoio incansável de sempre 🏆💙 pic.twitter.com/6S76Hg4dXg
— Diogo Leite (@Diogoleite53) May 8, 2018
Liverpool submit a €15m bid for Diogo Leite
In more Liverpool FC transfer news and Liverpool News, A Bola have also reported that Diogo Leite has a €25m release clause in his current contract, a figure which isn’t too big by current market standards. It has also been reported that despite the 19-year-old only featuring for Porto’s B side until now, Jurgen Klopp and his army of scouts have been impressed with the defender’s calm playing style and have indeed submitted an initial €15m bid for him.
However, it has to be kept in mind that A Bola are considered to be not too reliable with their stories and fans must wait for more reliable updates from other sources in the next few days.
If Diogo Leite agree to the move or expresses his desire to leave, the two clubs will then be expected to negotiate the transfer and strike a deal in the coming days.
Liverpool seen as the perfect destination for Leite
While reporting this Liverpool Transfer News and Liverpool FC News, it must also be noted that that the young defender has also been linked with a move to Manchester United and Arsenal in the recent past. However, Liverpool are seen as the perfect destination for Diogo Leite to develop his skill set, with coach Jurgen Klopp having a reputation for developing young talent – unlike at Arsenal and United in recent years.
As per Liverpool News and Liverpool FC transfer news coming in from inside the club’s sources, it is believed that the move to bring in the Portuguese defender could be in line to prepare for veteran defender Ragnar Klavan’s departure from the club. The 32-year-old has just one year left on his contract, although Klopp says he is hoping he will sign a contract extension with the Anfield club.