Gremio Club President Romildo Bolzan has stated that no agreement has yet been reached with Liverpool for Luan Vieira’s transfer.
There have been lot of noises doing the rounds regarding Brazilian starlet Luan Vieira’s potential move to Anfield but Gremio’s President has swatted aside any such claims revealing that no agreement has yet been reached, according to the Sun.
In fact the President, Romildo Bolzan claims there hasn’t even been an official proposal from Liverpool, let alone an agreement with the player.
Speaking after his club’s 2-0 win over Botafogo during the weekend, Bolzan said, “Luan is a player who said he would have proposals but so far none have come, except for one about three years ago when he was on a different level.”
“We have no approach, no official proposal (from Liverpool). We have absolutely no concrete proposal.”
Luan has been linked to Arsenal and Tottenham as well over the course of the last few months apart from the speculations surrounding Liverpool. And a resolution over his possible destination may only be reached over the course of the summer transfer window.
The 24-year-old has been in decent nick for Gremio this campaign scoring 6 times out of 16 appearances adding to a combined tally of 43 goals over 176 appearances for the Brazilian club that incidentally gave the Reds Lucas Leiva.
His performances over the past year earned him a call-up to the national side where he’s enjoyed just a solitary appearance so far. Notably, Luan was also part of the team that secured the gold medal in the Olympics last year in Rio.
With 75 goals in the Premier League, second only to champions-elect Chelsea, Liverpool aren’t short of fire-power in terms of goal output. However, that tally could have been much higher had they possessed a genuine striker up top with a killer instinct to finish the job in some of the many games where the Reds dropped points.
Daniel Sturridge, for one, possesses exactly that and has the presence of mind to make intelligent runs and create something out of almost nothing. But his poor work-ethic during matches and persistent injury worries mean he isn’t high up the priority list of Jurgen Klopp.
In Luan, a player being dubbed ‘the next Ronaldinho’, the Reds could potentially unlock a deadly Brazilian partnership up top between him, Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino.
Anfield is proving to be a great breeding ground and magnet for young Brazilian prospects with Allan Rodrigues amongst the youth ranks as well to add to the pool of South Americans in the senior team. And Klopp will be looking to add Luan to that list soon should he feel the need to do so in the summer.