Wolves have jumped into pole position to sign Liverpool teen ace Rafael Camacho ahead of his Bundesliga suitors, Football Insider understands.
Football Insider revealed last this month that the teenager, who turned 19 today, had snubbed the Merseysider giants’ offer of a five-year deal to replace his current agreement, which expires in the summer of 2020.
A Liverpool source has told Football Insider the club are braced for offers from multiple top-flights clubs in England, Germany, France and Portugal for the versatile attacker.
Wolves are currently leading the chase for Camacho ahead of the likes of RB Leipzig, Borussia Dortmund and Sporting Lisbon as the likelihood grows that he will be made available for sale this summer.
Nuno Espirito Santo and the Molineux recruitment team are convinced the Portugal Under-20 international has the potential to join his countrymen Ruben Neves, Ruben Vinagre, Diogo Jota, Rui Patricio, Helder Costa and Joao Moutinho in the first XI.
Camacho has made two first-team appearances for Liverpool, one apiece in the Premier League and FA Cup, both of which were in the less familiar position of right-back.
He has made it clear on social media he is “an attacker who scores goals” and has a fine record for the club’s youth teams in their just-completed campaign, scoring 12 goals and supplying eight assists from just 20 appearances.
Camacho came close to joining Sporting Lisbon on loan in January but, as revealed by Football Insider, Klopp blocked the transfer because he wanted him to stay in the first team squad.