Liverpool set to battle Manchester United to sign potential superstar

Manchester United and Liverpool. (Photo by Visionhaus)
Manchester United and Liverpool. (Photo by Visionhaus) /

The rivalry between Manchester United and Liverpool is not unknown. Their on the pitch encounters are legendary and some of the most awaited games of the season. And it looks like their battles are set to continue in the transfer market as well.

One name that the Red Devils have been linked with in recent months is Pedro Goncalves. The winger has taken the Portuguese league by storm this season. In 21 appearances in all competitions, he has 14 goals and 3 assists to his name.

And it is safe to say that he has managed to fill the gap left behind by Bruno Fernandes at Sporting Lisbon. At the moment, they sit comfortably at the top of the league table.

Of course, this kind of form has drawn the interest of clubs from all around Europe. Manchester United and Liverpool appear to be two of them, who are very interested in securing the signature of the 22-year-old, who is looking like a potential superstar in the near future.

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Manchester United and Liverpool both want Goncalves

Goncalves has a €60 million release clause in his contract and it is unlikely that Sporting Lisbon will allow him to leave for less than that. Over the past few weeks, it has been reported the the Red Devils made contact about the availability of the winger and now as reported by Daily Mail, Liverpool appear to have done the same. As a result, things could get interesting in the summer.

It is not unknown that Manchester United need a new right-winger. While Liverpool have also struggled up front this season and are looking to bring fresh faces to Anfield. Thus, it should not be surprising if there is a tug-of-war between the two sides for Goncalves.

His form till the end of the season will play a big part in any future move though. If he can continue delivering, both sides could be open to activating his release clause. If he fades away, then a move might very well be off the table.

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