Last month, we covered claims from Spain that Liverpool are one of the clubs in the mix to sign São Paulo’s Lucas Beraldo.

On November 13th, journalist Jorge Nicola stated the defender could be sold in January since the Brazilian club are in need of money.

UOL’s international football expert Rafael Reis talks about Liverpool’s interest in the player, in his latest column, where he explains which youngsters could make their way into the Brazil squad. The list includes the centre-back.

The 20-year-old was promoted to São Paulo’s first team in May 2022 and has so far made 49 appearances for them, but Reis is of the belief this isn’t enough yet for him to receive a call-up from Seleção.

At the same time, the journalist insists the player has ‘plenty of potential’ to represent Brazil, which is why Liverpool are keen on him.

Reis claims the Reds are aware of Beraldo’s potential, which is why they are the ‘favourite club’ to secure his services.

Earlier this month, Globo Esporte reported São Paulo value the South American more than the €12m invested by Nottingham Forest to sign Murillo from Corinthians in the last window.

It was also explained São Paulo believe it would be difficult for them to retain Beraldo and are hoping to collect around €19m for him. Whether that would be the case remains to be seen.