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Rafael Camacho reluctant to sign new contract with Liverpool amid growing interest elsewhere

Rafael Camacho reluctant to sign new contract with Liverpool amid growing interest elsewhere

Liverpool youngster Rafael Camacho is willing to see out his final year of contract at Liverpool before then leaving for free.

Camacho, 19, is unhappy with his lack of senior game time with the Champions League holders, and is considering moving on as soon as this summer after enduring a season where he failed to break into the Liverpool senior side.

Indeed, the former Portugal U19 international has only featured for Liverpool twice in his career - a one minute cameo appearance for Crystal Palace in the Premier League and 90-minute showing in a 2-1 loss to Wolves in the FA Cup.

That said, while he has failed to break into the senior team, he has performed to an excellent standard in the Liverpool youth side, where he scored 8 goals and assisted 5 in just 14 appearances in the Premier League 2.

One side actively pursuing the teenage winger is Sporting CP, whose youth academy he came through before moving to Manchester City at the age of 13.

It is believed Liverpool are holding out for £10million for the youngster, but Sporting are increasingly hopeful that they can get the deal done for less, looking to sign him for as cheaply as £5million according to A Bola.

Wolverhampton Wanderers are another club who are actively pursuing Camacho, Nuno Espirito Santo very interested in bringing in his compatriot this window. No substantial progress has yet been made though.

Camacho is a player known for his versatility, able to play on either wing as well as at right back, although he prefers a more advanced role where he can run at players and use his pace, skill and quality to take on opposition defenders and create openings for his team.

Rafael Camacho. Photo by Офіційний портал Києва,  License link .  Source .

Rafael Camacho. Photo by Офіційний портал Києва, License link. Source.

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