Anfield director of football interested in attacking midfielder.
Liverpool’s director of football Damien Comolli is reportedly monitoring Internacional attacking midfielder Oscar with a view to making a move to sign the Brazilian teenager in the near future. The 19 year old played a crucial part in his country’s Under 20 World Cup success, netting a dramatic hat-trick in the final against Portugal last weekend.
The talented youngster is already a regular at club level and a goal scoring midfielder considered one of the hottest prospects in Brazil and saw his team-mate Sandro complete a move to Tottenham that helped further his push for a spot in the full senior national team set-up.
Oscar is in his third season of first team action, his first being with Sao Paulo, and two with Internacional the latest seeing the attack minded midfielder taking part in 25 matches as he helped his side to a Campeonato Gaúcho triumph.
Liverpool’s owners are more than willing to offer funds to Comolli and boss Kenny Dalglish for youthful players who can serve the club well in the long term and have good sell on value and Oscar definitely fits into that category.
The Merseyside club has seen a number of their academy graduates break into the first team with the likes of Martin Kelly, Jay Spearing, John Flanagan and Jack Robinson all impressing, Liverpool have also sought to bring in quality talent from elsewhere to help complement those coming through the ranks, snapping up players like Raheem Sterling, Nathan Eccleston and Daniel Pacheco.
Liverpool have already spent upwards of £50m during this transfer window but are still keen to bring in further additions and Comolli’s scouting of Oscar will reportedly result in a bid for the £10m rated teenager.