Liverpool scouts were reportedly present during the Premiera Liga clash between Sporting Lisbon and Estoril.
Sporting eased to a 5-1 win, meaning that they stay top of the standings – 1 point ahead of fierce rivals Benfica.
Representatives from the Anfield club were in Portugal to watch the clash as part of their continuous assessment of Goncalo Inacio.
This is according to Graeme Bailey for HITC, who claims that the coveted Portugal international ‘is a player The Reds admire hugely and he has been on their radar for a couple of years.’
Inacio is a player that has attracted attention from the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester United alongside Liverpool.
Will Liverpool pay the release clause Sporting CP desire?
Goncalo Inacio is believed to have a release clause worth a reported £52m included in his clause.
In the past few years, the Anfield club have been very selective about how they spend their money.
In today’s market, £52m for a 22-year-old defender who could go on to become world-class is not bad business.
There is no doubt that Liverpool need to refresh their backline sooner rather than later.
Alongside Joel Matip’s long-term injury, Virgil van Dijk is not getting younger at 32.
The Sporting Lisbon academy graduate has been an integral part to his boyhood club since his first team breakthrough in 2020/21.
Inacio has made more than 130 appearances so far for Sporting, which is quite the achievement for someone so young.
It is interesting to note that the Red’s paid release clauses for both Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai.
The fact that Inacio has a release clause could perhaps prompt Liverpool into action in the summer transfer window.
Related to this, Fabrizio Romano has provided an update on Goncalo Inacio amid reports Liverpool had made a ‘proposal.’