Liverpool and Manchester City are ready to rival Manchester United for the pursuit of Torino defender Gleison Bremer.
If a report from Fichajes is to be believed, Gleison Bremer is increasingly becoming a hot topic in the Premier League. The Torino centre-back was courted by Inter Milan, but it appears both Manchester City and Liverpool are among the clubs keen on acquiring his services in the near future.
Bremer had already been linked with a move to Manchester United lately, as they consider him to be an ideal option amid the uncertainty surrounding the future of Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly, who was even on the verge of a late summer move to Olympique Lyon.
Formerly of Atletico Mineiro, Bremer has enjoyed immense success since joining Torino in 2018. In three years, the Brazilian has become a lynchpin in the club’s backline, with a total of 83 competitive appearances. The centre-back shares a rather prolific goalscoring tally with 11 goals, which is indicative of his tall 1.88m frame that makes him a threat from set-pieces.
Such qualities had attracted the interest of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. But the fresh competition from arch-rivals Liverpool and Manchester City might turn out to be a daunting challenge to overcome for the Premier League giants.
Liverpool, in particular, may ideally have the upper hand after avoiding a spending spree in the summer. It puts them in a better financial position heading into the January transfer window, which is precisely the reason why they have been linked with star players such as Federico Chiesa.
As for Bremer, the Brazilian is likely to serve as a competitor for the likes of Joel Matip, Joe Gomez and new signing Ibrahima Konate. Given the ageing nature of the squad, the 24-year-old could be a smart investment for the Merseyside giants as they continue their quest of filtering out a roster that has increasingly relied on ageing stars like Virgil van Dijk, Jordan Henderson and Mohamed Salah.
Aside from Liverpool, though, reigning English champions Manchester City are also on the hunt for Bremer. But the sheer quality in their team might make it almost impossible for the Torino centre-back to get regular first-team opportunities, which could logically make either Liverpool or Manchester United the frontrunners to sign the defender.
At the end of the day, a lot might depend on how the two respective teams shuffle their existing options and create space for new ones during the upcoming transfer windows.