Brendan Rodgers could move to add Barcelona full-back Adriano Correia to his resurgent Liverpool side in a move worth £6m.
The Metro cites reports in Spain which suggest the Merseysiders will move for the Brazilian international in the summer.
Having supposedly fallen behind Jordi Alba in the Camp Nou pecking order, Adriano has reportedly discussed his lack of playing time with manager Gerardo Martino.
Despite this he has played more games than his Spanish colleague this term and is clearly deemed up to the job, with right-back Martin Montoya capable of filling in if that wasn’t the case.
Averaging 2.2 tackles and 2.4 interceptions per game across 21 combined La Liga and Champions league starts, the former Sevilla man is a solid defensive practitioner.
Having chipped in with three goals and as many assists across those outings, he also rates the kind of attacking threat that will make opposing full-backs think twice before making incursions of their own.
Much like Glen Johnson, his would-be positional counterpart on the Liverpool right, Adriano takes delight in cutting inside and unleashing fizzing drives at goal.
Humdingers from range, one with either foot, against Levante and Rayo Vallecano since the turn of the year should be given a youtubing, as should his glorious effort against Valencia in 2012/13.
With dynamite in both boots, the Brazilian is always a saucy little scorer wager and he can be backed to bag against Osasuna at 15/4.
The Pamplona side are notorious for giving Barca a hard time, but they’ve been taken for rides of eight, four and five goals on their last three trips to Camp Nou so there should be ample opportunity for the trigger-happy defender to net.
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