Liverpool interested in Neto

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Liverpool have an interest in bringing Fiorentina goalkeeper Neto to Anfield this summer, according to the player's agent. 

As reported by, Neto, who is set to run out of contract at the Italian outfit at the end of the season, now looks set to leave the club sooner rather than later, and it appears that a number of different sides are interested in landing him. 

In fact, the player's agent, who has insisted that his client has been one of the best in Brazil since he was just 18 years of age, has revealed that clubs from Italy, England, Germany and Spain have an interest in the 'keeper.

Now, at 25, Neto looks set for a crucial move, but it remains to be seen as to which clubs step up their interest in him over the coming months. 

The Brazilian's representative Stefano Castagna certainly expects a move to happen, as he told Gazzetta TV: "The only thing that is official is that Neto will not be staying in Florence. Since February 1, when it became possible to talk to other clubs, we've been evaluating offers that are interesting for the lad, in England, Germany and Spain in addition to Italy.

"One of those in England is Liverpool, and then there is a top Spanish club interested in him. Right now, the lad has to make a well pondered decision for his career.

"He's young and he's grown a great deal, but even when he was 18 he was one of the best in Brazil."

Long-term move only 

His agent has, however, insisted that the Brazilian won't be completing a short-term move, but has admitted that he could join one of the top 10 clubs in Europe. 

When asked about the prospect of a short-term move, his agent continued by saying: "We would say no, clearly. He's playing regularly now and has plenty of objectives with Fiorentina, with the cups and the league. Then we'll see what decision we will take.

"If you decide to join a top club then it's obvious you're competing with other good goalkeepers, but if you join one of the top 10 clubs in Europe, then it's an opportunity you've obviously got to fight for."

Mignolet deserves backing

It's far from certain as to whether Reds boss Brendan Rodgers will approach the player's representatives over a move to Anfield, but the club have certainly had their troubles between the sticks of late.

It was only around three months ago that Simon Mignolet's Liverpool career looked all but over, but the Belgian has come good for Brendan Rodgers's side in the second half of the campaign. 

Perhaps, then, he deserves backing over the coming months and should be handed the opportunity to start the new season as the club's No.1. In truth, the final couple of months will be huge for the goalkeepers, so he must continue to prove his credentials as the Reds go in search of claiming a place in next year's Champions League competition. 

Liverpool fans: Do you want your club to land Neto? Have your say in the comments section below! 

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