Liverpool make offer for Rodrygo, player concerned about transfer

Liverpool have made an approach to sign Santos sensation Rodrygo but the player is concerned about a potential move, according to Brazilian outlet Globo Esporte.

What’s the word?

Highly-rated Brazilian prospect Rodrygo looks to be set to follow in the footsteps of Neymar in the oming years by leaving the South American giants for Europe and Globo Esporte state Liverpool have made the first move.

The 17-year-old forward has been targeted by Jurgen Klopp’s side amidst consistent speculation regarding the future of Daniel Sturridge, whilst the teenager will have impressed suitors by being compared to Barcelona superstar Neymar and boasting a similar playing style.

Having already made history by becoming the youngest-player ever to be signed by Nike, without making a senior appearance for Santos, Rodrygo is hyped to be the next big thing from Brazil- but Liverpool face a battle for his services.

What’s the problem?

Rather than the usual battle of fighting other top-sides for a player like Rodrygo, Liverpool will have to convince the player himself to make a move as the 17-year-old has concerns about moving to Europe too soon.

His family want Santos to make his transition into the first-team as smooth as possible and moving to Merseyside so swiftly could disrupt that. However, the Reds are likely to use current Brazilian players Philippe Coutinho and Lucas Leiva as an example of how he could settle.

Should Rodrygo turned down a move immediately, Liverpool could still put themselves in the front of the queue for his services by securing a first-refusal option with Santos- much like Barcelona did with Neymar prior to his switch in 2013.