According to SaoPaolofc.com, Barcelona will seal a deal for reported Liverpool target Gustavo Maia in the coming days.

The Brazilian youngster has been linked with a move to Europe.

According to Marca, Barcelona set about their plans to beat both Liverpool and Atletico Madrid to his signature by offering Sao Paolo a first-option buyout fee.

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The La Liga giants paid the Brazilian club an initial fee around £1 million.

Now, despite the global health crisis and the Covid-19 suspension, SaoPaolofc.com claim Barca representatives will meet in the coming days to conclude a deal ahead of Liverpool and Atleti.

Barca will a further £2.75 million, and the player will be available to represent the Catalans by August or September.

Maia has huge potential. The 17-year-old forward has been likened to Neymar, with his preferred role coming in off the left side.

He rose to prominence in the Sao Paolo Cup, attracting interests from Europe’s top clubs with his excellent dribbling skills and passing ability.

Premier League leaders Liverpool have one of the best teams in the world. Manager Jurgen Klopp, however, is seemingly keen to build a legacy at Anfield.

To sustain success the Reds must also look beyond the next few years. And wonderkids such as Maia are exactly the sort of players Liverpool should look to bring in.

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