Reds left-back search turns to £5m Brazilian - reports

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Liverpool have reportedly identified Dynamo Kiev defender Gerson Magrao as a potential summer acquisition.

According to talkSPORT, the £5 million-rated Brazilian has been pinpointed by the Reds as a possible replacement for Paul Konchesky, who recently left Merseyside for Leicester.

Konchesky moved to Anfield from Fulham a year ago, with then Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson splashing out £4 million to secure the signature of the former England international.

However, things did not work out as planned for Konchesky at Liverpool, and he was loaned out to Nottingham Forest, before making a permanent switch to the King Power Stadium.


Unsurprisingly, Liverpool have been linked with a number of possible replacements for Konchesky, and Magrao has emerged as the latest in a long line of reported targets.

The 26-year-old joined Kiev in 2009 from Cruzeiro, having previously spent an unsuccessful spell in Europe with Eredivisie outfit Feyenoord.

But, should Liverpool make an approach for the São Paulo-born full-back, they may struggle to be granted a work-permit, with Magrao yet to represent his country.

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