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Liverpool target Portuguese youngster to replace the outgoing Wijnaldum

With Georginio Wijnaldum having departed Liverpool, the club is keen on signing a player with a similar profile on the pitch.

Liverpool have already confirmed their first signing ahead of next season in the shape of Ibrahima Konate. A central defender’s signing was overdue at Anfield and ultimately became the need of the hour earlier in the 2020/21 campaign after numerous fitness issues, which included long-term injuries to Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk.

After settling for Ozan Kabak as a temporary option in the winter, the Reds tested the waters for Konate and ended up signing him rather comfortably following the end of the season. With that said, he may not be their only bit of transfer business this summer as Jurgen Klopp wants to sign a replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum as well.

Wijnaldum is a free agent now having confirmed his departure from Liverpool, and now finds himself within touching distance of a switch to Paris Saint-Germain. The Dutchman was a huge asset for the side as his box-to-box characteristics, which led to him being omnipresent in defence and offence more often than not.

Fichajes has reported that the club has identified Fabio Vieira as a potential summer signing. The midfielder is on the books of Porto at the moment and is entering the final year of his contract. His performances in the recently culminated U21 European Championships were particularly eye-catching, leading him to being named as the best player of the tournament.

Vieira has already been promoted to the first team at Porto. In his first season with the club, he played exactly 1000 minutes and managed to score thrice and assist twice in all competitions. The Portuguese was employed as a deep-lying central midfielder more often than not, which justifies his defensive eye for the game as well.

Even though Vieira is open to renewing his contract at the Estadio do Dragao, Liverpool remains an attractive destination for him. The Merseyside outfit may be able to agree a deal for Vieira at a reasonable price as well considering his relative lack of first-team experience and age. Do you think he is the ideal signing to replace Wijnaldum?