Liverpool and Manchester United are set to battle it out for the services of 19-year-old centre-back Antonio Silva.

According to Caught Offside, Liverpool and Manchester United are keen on securing the services of Antonio Silva. The 19-year-old centre-back has been impressive in the ongoing season. And, he is on the radar of a lot of top clubs from across Europe.

Silva has been a part of Benfica for quite a few years now. He started off in their youth academy and has gone from strength to strength in the past few seasons. The 19-year-old was promoted to the first team ahead of the ongoing season and he has already made a name for himself with some sensational performances.

The Portugal international has 21 league appearances for Benfica. He has also found the back of the net on two occasions. Silva has already showcased the immense potential that he possesses in his first season in the Portuguese top flight.

The 19-year-old has attracted a lot of attention on the back of his heroics. Top European clubs have been sending scouts to watch him play. And, a few clubs might even push for him in the summer.

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Meanwhile, Liverpool and Manchester United are keen on having the 19-year-old in their ranks. Both the club have been scouting him. And, they like what they have seen from the teenage sensational.

The Merseyside club are looking for a potential partner for Virgil van Dijk. Jurgen Klopp is keen on signing a centre-back in the summer. While he admires Silva, the Portugal international might not be ready for the Premier League yet. However, they could still invest in him knowing that he has a great future ahead of him.

Meanwhile, Erik ten Hag who has done a great job at the club is also looking to add a defender to his ranks. With Harry Maguire’s future at the club uncertain, it does make sense for him to push for a centre-back. And, signing Silva can surely help their cause. The Benfica centre-back has the potential to eventually become a regular in the team.

However, it won’t be easy for either of the clubs to sign Silva. The Portuguese club will be in no hurry to sell him. His contract with the club runs until the summer of 2027. And, there is a €100 million release clause in his contract which gives Benfica the confidence that they are likely to have the 19-year-old in their ranks for another season at least. Unless someone is willing to break the bank for the teenager.

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