Speculations have connected both Liverpool and Manchester United to a potential transfer deal involving Benfica midfielder Florentino Luis, and Fabrizio Romano has shared the latest developments regarding his future in his exclusive Daily Briefing column which was cited by Caught Offside.
Romano stated, ‘Florentino Luis’ name is increasingly surfacing in the rumor mill. Fans have inquired about potential connections with the Merseyside club and the Red Devils, but as of now, I have no knowledge of any firm developments. Similar links were mentioned during the summer, but no concrete actions materialized.
Luis’ Impressive Run Of Form For Benfica This Season
Florentino Luis is enjoying a rich run of form as he has produced some solid displays in the middle of the park for the Portuguese outfit this season. The 24-year-old defensive midfielder has made six appearances for Benfica so far this season but has yet to make his mark in front of the goal.
Nonetheless, he remains consistent and reliable in the defensive third after averaging 3.2 tackles and 2.2 interceptions per game in the Liga Portugal. He has also displayed composure and accuracy in maintaining possession after completing 88.9% of his attempted passes in the Portuguese first division (stats via whoscored).
Will Klopp Bring Him To Liverpool In January?
Florentino Luis’ name has been linked with Liverpool in the past, and the prospect of him joining the club has garnered considerable attention. Luis is renowned for his defensive abilities. His tenacity, tackling skills, and positional awareness make him a formidable presence in the midfield. Liverpool’s midfield could benefit from a player who can provide additional cover to the defence, particularly in the absence of a natural defensive midfielder.
At the age of 24, Luis stands as a player with considerable long-term potential for any club. His flexibility across various midfield positions would provide Jurgen Klopp with the tactical adaptability necessary to address specific match situations.
Nonetheless, the Reds have also emerged as potential frontrunners in the race for Andre Trindade’s signature. Klopp faces the imminent task of evaluating both options and arriving at a decision promptly, especially if he intends to bolster the midfield, which is a clear priority for the January transfer window.