Benfica youngster David Tavares, who reportedly impressed Liverpool scouts in a Champions League final warm-up match against the Reds last month, is to be offered a new contract by the club to ward off potential suitors.
Tavares caught the eye in the game in Marbella with his physicality and aggressiveness while playing for Benfica’s B team against Klopp’s side.
And now, it appears the Lisbon-based club want the 20-year-old to sign a new deal as soon as possible.
Portuguese newspaper O Jogo report that Benfica want to renew the player’s current contract to 2024 and push his release clause to over €100million because he’s “conquered the attention” of big clubs like Liverpool.
João Tralhão, Tavares’ former coach at Benfica’s academy, described the player’s qualities to O Jogo.
“David is a fighter by nature and will never give up on reaching the goal of playing for Benfica’s first team,” he said.
“He has technique, is very talented, offers many recoveries, he’s a box to box.
“His head is in Benfica, but it’s always comforting to be recognised by the European champions.”