Now, Portugal media have covered this news extensively, with both O Jogo and A Bola covered a piece on it.
O Jogo claims that Gomes wants to leave Benfica due to lack of playing time while his agent Jorge Mendes is looking for interested parties. Rodgers is reportedly looking for a player of his characteristics to make up for Lucas’s absence (out with injury) and also a player with room to improve, so Liverpool might be preparing a bid for Gomes. Premier League rivals Manchester City and other Spanish clubs have also shown some interest.
A Bola reports that Benfica have already agreed to sell the midfielder for €15m, with the player’s agent Mendes is pushing the deal through.
The sum seems too much for a player who has not played enough first-team football this year, but at the same time, he is young, a box-to-box midfielder and possess excellent technical abilities who will fit all the boxes of Liverpool’s possession oriented game.