Benitez continues to accrue a sparkling array of teenage stars who, as well as being financially wise investments, will also hopefully go on to form strong Liverpool sides of the future.
Liverpool have signed Brazilian Vito Flora on a free transfer from Botafogo. The 18-year-old holds an Italian passport and the necessary international clearance has been received. (BBC Sport)
The 18-year-old spent last season on loan with the Reds and was a part of the club’s Treble-winning reserve side.
And Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has now opted to secure Peter Gulacsi’s services until 2010 as back-up to first-choice shot-stopper Jose Reina.
Gulacsi follows Krisztian Nemeth and Andras Simon in joining from MTK Hungaria and he is delighted to be staying on Merseyside.
“I am very proud to have signed for Liverpool,” Gulacsi told Liverpool’s official website. (Teamtalk.com)
Liverpool’s Spanish supremo has definitely started to adopt a more Wenger-like approach when it comes to cementing the club’s future. Whether his decision to invest more time in scouting and academies than big money signings is down to his board telling him to stop splurging is neither here nor there, either way this is probably the healthiest way to plan for a steady future. Do Anfield supporters believe that they can challenge for the title this season, or will it take longer to catch up with the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea?