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Liverpool could land new Romario in Marcos Leonardo

FSG have landed Liverpool three excellent signings already this summer, with Fabio Carvalho, Calvin Ramsay, and a club-record £85m deal for Darwin Nunez all being secured, but will there be a fourth?

This seems to be a question at the forefront of every Liverpool fan and Jurgen Klopp might want to add another fresh face or two, especially considering the recent departures.

Fan favourites Sadio Mane and Divock Origi have already moved on to pastures new with Bayern Munich and potentially AC Milan respectively, with Takumi Minamino also leaving the Anfield side and joining Monaco.

With the club looking to go far in every competition next season, depth will be needed across all areas of the pitch, and Klopp might be looking at another attacker, with a young Brazilian being touted for the very top and could be on his way to Liverpool according to reports.

Following a match between Santos and Corinthians at the end of June, Brazilian presenter Milton Neves made comments regarding 19-year-old Marcos Leonardo, saying: “Corinthians yesterday escaped being defeated by the Santos kids. Marcos Leonardo, who’s going to Liverpool, this guy is the new Romário!”

This comment might sound light-hearted and throwaway but pundit Veloso claimed that Leonardo has already been sold to an English club and should be leaving in the next transfer window.

Leonardo, who is valued at £6.3m, is contracted to Santos until 2026, so if there has been a deal agreed with an unnamed English club, then the fee might be significantly higher than his value.

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The Brazilian has already scored 25 times for Santos in just 95 appearances, living up to his tag of a “huge talent” in the words of Jacek Kulig. Having already been compared to Seleção legend Romario, who won the World Cup in 1994 with Brazil and netted 55 times in 71 matches for the national side, Leonardo evidently has got a lot to live up to.

If Liverpool are the English side mentioned, then Klopp might just have a generational talent on his hands.

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