Liverpool are reportedly in talks for the Flamengo youngster Reinier.

The negotiations have been reported by former club president Kleber Leite, who is also a journalist and has a blog about the cub.

Leite claims Liverpool had already been monitoring the teenager, and now have really started the works to bring him to England by opening talks with his family.

The journalist shows some sadness writing the news, saying it’s very likely Reinier should stay at Flamengo for only two more years, as that’s what is left for him to turn 18 and be able to move to Europe.

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The post doesn’t mention any negotiations with Flamengo, or how much Liverpool would pay for Reinier.

So even though there’s some optimism that the transfer is happening, it seems like things are still at a stage where the task is to convince the youngster to move. He signed his first professional contract with the Brazilian side earlier this year.

It’s worth recalling that Flamengo sold a 16-year-old to Europe for pretty good money last year, as Vinicius Junior has been bought by Real Madrid in a €45m move. As the deal included a loan back to Flamengo, the youngster is having the chance to spend a few more months at the Brazilian club.