Liverpool set to make approach for Real Madrid forward

The Reds are one of a number of sides interested in bringing in Real Madrid starlet Israel Salazar this summer, according to Bernabeu Digital.

The 16-year-old forward is an exciting prospect, and the report states as many as 50 clubs are also in the running, so the Reds have some work to do to persuade him Anfield should be his destination.

A move for the Spaniard, who was born in 2003, does make sense as the Reds look to snap up some of the world’s best upcoming talents. Following the acquisitions of Harvey Elliott and Sepp van den Berg during this transfer window, there is a pattern emerging.

Picking up the next Kylian Mbappe or Virgil van Dijk before they cost a fortune is certainly a wise move to make, though there is a lot of room for error in terms of finding world-class stars, given not all will fulfil the potential they have at a young age.

Signing players for very small fees, though, is a low-risk strategy. Even if the likes of Van den Berg do not become the players they are expected to, the club will easily make the investment back in a few year’s time.

Salazar, if the Reds can bring him to Merseyside, could well be the next example of this line of thought from Michael Edwards and the transfer team.