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Liverpool Readying A Move For This Portuguese Attacker: Is He A Must Buy For Klopp?

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Aakarsh Bommakanti
Was diving around lush green grass not so long ago but my keyboard is all I have now. An avid observer of detail in sports with a passion to make myself heard. Can find me playing on a field if not in front of my screen.

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are one of the many clubs who are busy in the current transfer market, still looking to add players to their first team. The 3-3 draw against Watford will have given Klopp no choice but to jump into the transfer market yet again and this has seen him linked with some of the finest players in Europe at the moment.

One of many such names that continue to be linked with a move to Anfield is Portuguese star, Gelson Martins. According to several reports in Portugal, Martins is now put up for sale this summer and Liverpool are front runners for his signature.

The report claims that Inter Milan and Liverpool are desperate for his signature but will have to meet his release clause of £25m if they want to sign him this summer. A clause in his contract will allow his current club Sporting CP to improve his release clause to £90m so, interested clubs should act fast if they want to sign him. So should Liverpool look at him as an option?

A product of the Sporting CP Academy, Martins broke into the senior side in 2014 and has ever since, established himself in the first team, making some impactful performances last season. He has also made his international debut, picking up 11 appearances for Portugal already, to add to his 63 Liga Nos appearances and six Champions League appearances, making him an established star.

A right winger by nature, Martins can also play through the centre or on the left-wing and is a player known for his creativity. Strong and agile, the 22-year old has already mastered the art of hold up play while his ability to dribble past opponents makes him a dangerous winger.

He loves to play short passes in the final third while his finishing abilities allow him to score goals consistently. He has to work on his aerial ability but at just 22, is a player who can make an impact at Anfield for years to come.

Having already spent on Mohamed Salah this summer, Liverpool are not expected to use Martins in the first team but if they end up losing Philippe Coutinho this summer, the Portuguese star could be one of a couple of players Liverpool will target to replace their Brazil magician.

His price at the moment is not an issue and neither is his potential but Liverpool will not want to spend on him unless they have to sell Coutinho, so do you think Martins is a decent replacement for the Barcelona target?

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