Liverpool’s transfer deadline day is looking like it could be a hectic affair, one that could run right until the deadline closes at 11pm tonight.
The Reds are close to wrapping up a deal to sign Preston’s Ben Davies but they seemingly have plenty of other irons in the fire too.
Ozan Kabak is reportedly the leading name that Liverpool are chasing in the final stages of the window. It’s thought that personal terms have been agreed with the Turkish centre-back, who could join on an initial loan deal until the end of the season.
If Jurgen Klopp likes the look of him he could then be signed on a permanent basis. However, if things go south in their pursuit of the Schalke defender, then it looks like they have another player in mind.
According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, that’s a centre-back at Braga. He took to Twitter to reveal the following:
“LFC have also contacted Braga today for David Carmo, serious option in the list.”
If Liverpool do eventually lose out on Kabak then signing Carmo certainly wouldn’t be a bad option.
After all, he is a colossal frame, someone capable of bringing incredible qualities to Anfield. For starters, the 21-year-old stands at a massive height of 6 foot 5.
Immediately, we’d know he’d be a beast in the air and that’s reflected in the statistics. Cormo has won a mighty 2.8 aerial duels per game this season. For context, that’s a better record than both Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip recorded in 2020/21 prior to their injuries.
For a further indication of the youngster’s qualities, you only need to assess how good he is in the tackle. Cormo has won an eye-catching 1.8 tackles per game in the Portuguese top-flight for Braga. That’s a tally that usurps every single Liverpool player this term, besides Fabinho.
With those two qualities in mind, he’d add a great deal of steel to a Reds defence who have been lacking bulldozer type figures at the back this term. Jordan Henderson and Nat Phillips had to be relief upon last weekend while we’ve also see Fabinho and Rhys Williams deputise at the back.
Truth be told, any decent level central defender arriving would be good news for Liverpool at this point but a move for Cormo would top plenty of their other options.