Kenny Dalglish’s pursuit of Sao Paulo midfielder Lucas has hit a hitch today with news that Milan are making strides in their own attempt to land the 19 year-old.
According to a story on the talkSPORT website today, Milan’s technical director Areido Braida has made contact with the player’s agent Juan Figer.
Such movement has made it more likely that the starlet will be plying his trade next season at the San Siro rather than at Anfield, although the move would be a pricy one, with Lucas’ current employers rating him at around €30 million.
Despite his young age, the player has already made twenty appearances for the Brazilian senior side, having previously starred for the under-20s, suggesting that his talent would easily slot into the Premier League.
At the start of this year, Lucas was showered with praise by FIFA.com, the website writing: ‘Creative genius, flair and dribbling ability have established this attacking midfielder at the forefront of emerging Brazilian talent.”