It’s added that Manchester United, Man City and Chelsea are also named as some of the clubs interested in the 18-year-old, as well as a spade of European giants.
Flazoeiro do report that any contact that has been made so far is solely initial and not a marker for anything concrete, with Flamengo of the belief Cabral could become their record sale in the future.
Vinicius Junior left for Real Madrid for a fee of €45m, it seems very early to claim that Flamengo could net as much – albeit with the currency exchange shift from Real to Euros a factor – for such a talent.
The defensive midfielder has made just one first-team appearance for Flamengo, a substitute outing in a Brazilian cup match at the end of October.
Whilst Cabral has no doubt shown promise as part of Brazil’s Under-20s side and previously in winning the Under-17s World Cup in 2019, he hasn’t done enough on the big stage to earn a massive move yet.
Cabral will have to nail down a key role for Flamengo’s first-team before a move to Europe becomes a concrete option, it’s not surprise that a side of Liverpool’s stature and wide recruitment have expressed interest in the talent – but it appears to be nothing serious as of yet.
The current make up of Liverpool’s squad suggests that a young midfielder is not a priority recruit at all, whilst the club’s restricted recruitment approach suggests a promising talent is not the kind of player that the Reds would splash big-money cash on.