Liverpool joins the race with Man United to sign a young player worth $128.7M

Liverpool and Man United show interest in a young midfielder worth more than $100 million this summer.

By Emmanuel Mendez

Sir Jim Ratcliffe faces competition this summer for a young midfielder.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe faces competition this summer for a young midfielder.
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Manchester United seems determined to spend a lot of money on new players during the summer transfer window. The club has new backing in Sir Jim Ratcliffe, who has shown ambition for the club and is ready to sell many players in order to gain funds and spend that money on quality players. Manchester United has been tracking many young players for the summer and are trying to fill positions they believe they need to improve. Man United would have to think past their options as Liverpool begins to search for new players this summer, as many rumors suggest that Mohamed Salah could leave the club for a huge fee from Saudi Arabia in the summer.

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Manchester United has been tracking many young midfielders as they are looking to rebuild it completely. Casemiro looks likely to leave the club this summer as well as Christian Eriksen. Man United already planned to keep Kobbie Mainoo for many years, and now they want a young midfielder to play next to him.

Liverpool rebuilt their midfield completely last summer after Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, and James Milner left. Liverpool brought in Alexis Mac Allister, Wataru Endo, Dominik Szoboszlai, and Ryan Gravenberch. While the team seems stacked in that department, Liverpool could use another one for depth since they counted on Thiago Alcantara this season. The club used him for one game this season, and the Spanish midfielder only played for a few minutes after recovering from an injury last year. With Thiago's contract expiring this summer, the club is likely to let him go for free, and the Reds want a player to join the team and play often.

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Joao Neves is targeted by Liverpool and Manchester United

According to O Jogo, Liverpool has joined Manchester United in the race to sign Benfica's 19-year-old midfielder Joao Neves, who has a $128.7 million release clause. Neves has been on the radar of Man United for a while, but now Liverpool seems interested in the young Portuguese star.

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