Exclusive: Everton in hunt to sign dazzling attacker months after he quit Liverpool
Everton and Man United have joined the hunt to sign Rafael Camacho less than a year after he quit Liverpool, Football Insider has learned.
The versatile Portugese, 19, rejected a five-year contract from the runaway Premier League leaders at the end of last season to join Sporting Lisbon.
A source with knowledge of Camacho’s situation has told Football Insider that his performances in his homeland have had scouts from elite English clubs beating a path to his door.
He is being watched by Tottenham, as Football Insider revealed earlier this week, while Liverpool’s bitter rivals Everton and Man United are also keeping tabs on him.
There is also interest from Chelsea and Arsenal in the teenager, who is predominantly a wide forward but can also slot into deeper midfield roles as well as at wing-back.
Camacho headed back to Portugal last summer in a deal worth a potential £7million.
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Football Insider revealed at the time that the teenager had knocked back a long-term deal from the Champions League holders as he wanted immediate first-team football.
He could return to the Premier League as early as this summer after making an increasingly big impression for Sporting.
The Portugal Under-20 international has been a standout performer for Sporting in recent weeks, starting their last four games in all competitions.
Camacho shone in the recent defeat to league leaders Benfica and he has now made 19 appearances for the Lisbon outfit this season.
At Liverpool, he made two senior appearances at right-back but scored and created prolifically for the club’s youth teams, netting 12 times and providing eights assists from 20 Under-23s appearances in 2018-19.
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