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Liverpool in pole position ahead of the Gunners in the race to land star player

Chukwuma Onyekwelu

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Juan leite

Young defender Juan leite is reportedly a subject of interest from the Premier League.

The 19-year-old has had series of impressive displays whilst featuring for Porto B team and reports from the Guardian claims Arsenal and Liverpool are keeping tabs on his development and have repeatedly sent scouts to watch him play.

And according to Jacob Stuibegy from the Guardian, it seems the Champions league finalist are ahead in the running for the teenager’s signature, as despite his outstanding talent, the Portuguese has a 15m release clause stipulated in his contract.

The reports claim the Merseysiders are set to capitalise on the defender’s relatively low release clause and buy out his contract.

Having conceded most goals in the Premier League’s top four. The Reds defensive deficiencies have often been the subject of much scrutiny this term.

Reds manager Jurgen Klopp is reportedly ready to address this weakness by investing heavily on his squad this summer.

Leite would also have witnessed the clubs willingness to nurture prospects, with the rapid progress of Liverpool’s Alexander Trent-Arnold, Joe Gomez and Ben Woodburn proving examples of Klopp’s faith in youngsters.

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