'Very special' - Liverpool 'interested' in £47m Brazil wonderkid who plays with Endrick

Liverpool transfer news: The Brazilian attacker is being linked with a whole host of clubs, including Liverpool.

Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing Brazilian wonderkid Luis Guilherme.

The 18-year-old is another fascinating talent to emerge from the famed Brazilian club Palmeiras with future Real Madrid star Endrick coming from the same club. Currently, Liverpool have a strong South American influence on their team and they are looking to add another to their squad.

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Guilherme already has 33 first-team appearances across the Brazilian Serie A and the Copa Libertadores and starred for the Brazil U16 and U20 sides. According to the Daily Mail, Liverpool are among a growing list of Premier League and European clubs maintaining a watching brief according to scouts. He can play as a No10 or wide forward and reports in Brazil say Palmeiras would demand north of £40million, while the Daily Mirror report that his recent new deal includes an exit clause worth €55million (£47m).

Given he turned 18 in February, he is now legally able to complete a move to Europe. In Brazil, they have laws against anyone under the age of 18 moving away as we've seen with the Endrick deal to Real Madrid; it was agreed last summer but he won't join until this July.

For Guilherme, he has proven to be a strong talent at youth level, with the Palmeiras youth director Joao Paulo Sampaio revealing he dazzled in a tournament in Japan in the past. He said: “We played in a tournament in Japan and Luis scored over 40 goals. The Japanese players were scared of him. But Luis doesn’t get carried away. He knows the potential he has. He’s a very special player.”

Arsenal forward Gabriel Jesus also came through the same club, as did Nottingham Forest's Danilo and it is a club that develops strong Brazilian talent and has done over the years. With Liverpool expanding their global reach with their new club model led by Michael Edwards, being linked with talents from around the world could become the new normal. Typically, these type of stars have been hoovered up by Real Madrid in recent years, but Liverpool certainly pose a threat when it comes to Guilherme's future.