Liverpool will have to fork out around £40-50 million for the services of 21-year-old Brazilian defensive sensation Murillo.

According to a report by Football Insider, Liverpool are looking to bolster their defence in the upcoming summer transfer window. The Reds are looking for a left-sided centre-back and they have their eyes set on Nottingham Forest sensation Murillo.

The 21-year-old came up the ranks at Corinthians before joining the English outfit last summer. He has been in sensational form since making the move. Murillo has been a standout performer for the Tricky Trees and has managed to establish himself as a mainstay at the club in no time.

He has featured in 27 matches across all competitions and has even contributed with an assist. The 21-year-old centre-back has made 23 consecutive league appearances for them. His impressive performances have resulted in a lot of interest from across Europe.

Liverpool want Murillo in their ranks

Meanwhile, Liverpool are one of the giants keen on having him in their ranks. The Reds are looking for a left-sided centre-back to bolster their attack. They have quite a few top-quality right-footed centre-backs but don’t really have similar depth on the other side.

As a result, the Merseyside club are quite keen on having Murillo in their ranks. His contract with Forest runs until the summer of 2028 and they are desperate to have him at their disposal beyond the summer. As a result, they have set an asking price of around £40-£50 million for the 21-year-old Brazilian centre-back.

Nottingham Forest’s price tag could be slashed

While they have slapped a significant price tag on Murillo in the hopes of keeping him at the club, they could be forced to let him leave if they end up getting relegated or if they are in desperate need of funds. Their asking price will go down significantly if they get relegated or become desperate for cash as other clubs will look to benefit from their situation.

Liverpool are keeping a close eye on their situation and they will make a move depending on how Forest ends the season. Nuno Espirito Santo’s team recently dropped into the relegation zone following their four-point deduction for breaching Premier League Profit and Sustainability Rules. If they do not manage to survive in the English top flight, things could go from bad to worse in no time.

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