Report: Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City show interest in Brazil wonderkid

Liverpool alongside Chelsea and Manchester City are reportedly showing interest in a 17-year-old Brazilian wonderkid.

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Brazil has long since been a nation bursting with young talent ready to shine on the global stage.

Real Madrid already seemed to have gotten a head start, with the likes of Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo coming straight from Brazil.

It seems that other clubs are sitting up and starting to take notice of this strategy if reports from Brazil are to be believed.

Globo Esporte has reported that all of Chelsea, Liverpool, and Manchester City have been scouting 17-year-old Pedro Lima – labelled as a jewel by the Brazilian outlet.

Born in 2006, the right-back sensation is being closely watched by the English powerhouses, who see him as a great prospect.

Lima made the jump to Sport Recife’s first team at the beginning of the year, following his standout performances in the youth ranks. The right-back has since appeared in 13 matches for the senior squad and contributed to three goals.

Sport Recife is actually in Brazil’s second division, but it goes to show how good Lima’s performances have been that clubs are taking notice even though he is not in the top tier.

Manchester City scout Brazil starlet

At this stage, it seems that Manchester City are the keenest on the services of Pedro Lima.

City scout Audrio Magalhaes reportedly travelled to Recife to watch the youngster in the flesh during the Campeonato Pernambucano final last weekend.

According to the report, Magalhaes was seen sitting alongside the teenager’s agent, Renato Guimaraes, in a VIP box at the Arena Pernambuco during the match between Sport and Náutico.

Both Liverpool and Chelsea have also scouted the young player recently and could pose a challenge to the treble winners for his signature.

Sport Recife chief João Marcelo Barros commented on the high level of interest, noting that it was not surprising to see representatives from leading clubs following him closely:

“There’s nothing very new there. Scouts from all over the world have been watching him.”

“Maybe the news won’t get out, but a lot of scouts have come from abroad this year.”

Lima’s contract expires at the end of 2027.

The contract contains a €12 million release clause that can cause him to leave soon.

However, the Reds are stacked in the right-back position, with Trent Alexander-Arnold, Conor Bradley, and Joe Gomez all jostling for a starting berth.

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