Liverpool have been joined by Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal in the race to sign Gremio striker Luan Guilherme de Jesus Vieira, according to reports
As per football website TransferMarketWeb the Premier League heavyweights expressed an interest in Luan, an attacking midfielder who was the top breakout performer of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
The 24-year-old is an accomplished dribbler, and possess explosive pace, which lends itself to him playing off the shoulder of the last defender.
And the report adds that Luan could be available for around €15 million (£12.7 million) – a fee that English clubs would easily be able to stretch to.
The Brazil international falls somewhere between a traditional attacking midfielder like compatriot Kaka and a pure forward. He mostly leads the line for Gremio, but Brazil used him behind the attacking trio of Neymar, Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Barbosa to great effect.
He has solid athleticism and is definitely fast enough for the counter-attacking style of football Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger love to play.
Luan’s versatility is an asset the Reds and the Gunners could exploit, allowing him to slide into a team that already features the likes of Philippe Coutinho and Alexis Sanchez, but his lack of a clearly defined role is also a curse―he simply doesn’t stand out at one particular position.