By Wayne Veysey

22nd Apr, 2018 | 6:46am

'Oh my goddddd', 'He's perfect' - Liverpool fans react after journalist makes Mendes deal claim

By Richard Parks

A reliable journalist has claimed Liverpool are working with super agent Jorge Mendes on a deal to sign Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves – and fans have taken to Twitter to express their excitement.

Lisbon-based Marcus Alves reported on his personal Twitter account this week that the Merseyside giants are trying to sign the 21-year-old this summer after his outstanding Championship campaign.

Alves, who works for respected magazines Four Four Two and Kicker, wrote in a Twitter update on Liverpool’s pursuit that “no done deal yet but sides are working on it” as he explained that Benfica’s Anderson Talisca could join Wolves as a replacement.

The involvement of master-fixer Mendes has been interpreted as a signal that a deal can be secured given the agent’s dominance of the elite-player market in his native Portugal, with his client base led by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Liverpool fans reacted mostly positively on social media to the possibility of the capture of Neves, with one claiming the central midfielder is “perfect” for Jurgen Klopp’s side and another hailing him as “awesome”.

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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

 

Neves has been one of the stars of the Championship this season following his surprise £15.8million move from Porto last summer.

He was one of three contenders for the Championship player of the year in the vote that was won by Fulham sensation Ryan Sessegnon a week ago.

Neves and his Wolves team-mates confirmed their place in next year’s Premier League with victory over Birmingham last weekend and consolidated their place at the second-tier summit with a 4-0 win at Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.

In other Liverpool news, the club are on the verge of signing a BRILLIANT Manchester City attacker in a deal that will be finalised in June.

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