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Amorim demands Liverpool make €70m Porto star his first signing – Report…



Amorim urges Liverpool to prioritize signing Porto’s €70m star as his first acquisition.


Ruben Amorim, the soon-to-be Liverpool manager, has expressed his desire for Alan Varela, a prominent player from Porto, to be the first signing of his tenure at Anfield.


As preparations for his new era at the club commence, Amorim has reportedly made this request to the Reds.


Ruben Amorim is keen on Liverpool securing the services of a prominent Porto player as the initial signing to mark the beginning of his tenure at Anfield.


Leeds, on the other hand, are feeling anxious as Xabi Alonso has instructed Bayer Leverkusen to secure the signature of their prized player.


Meanwhile, Manchester United is actively pursuing a record-breaking deal to acquire a highly-rated attacker valued at €150 million.


The appointment of Sporting Lisbon coach Amorim as Jurgen Klopp’s successor on Merseyside seems to have been finalized by the Reds, after their initial choice for the vacancy, Xabi Alonso, did not work out.


Leading the search for Klopp’s replacement is Michael Edwards, who has recently taken on the role of CEO of football. Edwards has set his sights on the 39-year-old Amorim as his top pick and has reportedly held preliminary discussions with his agent, Raul Costa, regarding a move to Liverpool.


Sources suggest that Amorim has expressed his desire to join Liverpool this summer, and the club is offering him a three-year contract. According to reports from Portugal, Amorim has already provided Liverpool with a list of potential targets for when he assumes his role at Anfield.


As part of these discussions, it is rumored that Amorim has requested Edwards to sign Porto’s talented midfielder, Varela, as his first signing for the club.


Liverpool have discovered the price they need to pay in order to secure the signing of the talented Porto star. Fortunately for Amorim, Liverpool have already made significant progress in their pursuit of the Argentina Under-23s international.


Despite being on Liverpool’s radar before his move to Porto last summer, the Reds decided to prioritize the signings of Wataru Endo, Dominik Szoboszlai, Ryan Gravenberch, and the exceptional Alexis Mac Allister.


Consequently, Porto managed to secure his services for a mere €8m, with an additional €3m in potential add-ons, after his stint with Boca Juniors. Nevertheless, he has made an immediate impact in the Primeira Liga and has established himself as one of the top defensive midfielders not only in Portugal but also in European football.


Liverpool has been closely monitoring the performances of Varela, even before their pursuit of Amorim. According to O Jogo, their interest in Varela has intensified as they have been closely observing him in recent weeks.


The Portuguese outlet has confirmed that Liverpool sent an official to watch Varela in action against Vitoria Guimaraes SC on Sunday. However, any potential deal for Varela will not come cheap.


The player is currently under a contract until 2028, which includes a release clause of €70m (£59.9m). While there might be some room for negotiation, Porto is likely to aim for a deal as close to the release clause as possible, especially since Amorim has expressed his desire to sign Varela as his first addition to the team at Anfield.


Amorim has reportedly identified a potential weakness in Liverpool’s midfield and believes that signing the 22-year-old player would be a crucial step in addressing this issue. The player has shown impressive performance this season, making him a suitable candidate to succeed Fabinho as the team’s No 6 in the long term.


Enzo joined Liverpool last summer and has performed well for the team this season. However, considering his age of 31, the club acknowledges the need for a long-term solution in that position.


Furthermore, Amorim is expected to focus on recruiting a new central defender. There are rumors linking Sporting’s dominant centre-half, Goncalo Inacio, to Liverpool, and these speculations are likely to gain momentum once the 39-year-old’s appointment at Anfield is confirmed.