Liverpool – Neto the new keeper the Reds need?

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It is understood by the Daily Mirror that Liverpool will seek to close their goalkeeping crisis by signing Fiorentina stopper Neto. The Brazilian could cost as little as £2m for Brendan Rodgers to bring him to Anfield.

Neto is 25-years-old and began his career in Brazil with Atletico Paranaense, playing 36 matches for the first team after graduating their youth academy. In January 2011 though he received his European opportunity as Italian side Fiorentina purchased him. Neto fought for the number one jersey and has since represented Viola in 59 La Liga fixtures.

Liverpool are targeting Neto because on 3 January this year it was announced that the Olympic Silver Medalist would not be signing a new contract at the club. With just a few months remaining, Liverpool could wait to pick Neto up on a free in the summer but it is understood just £2m would steal him away this month and provide Rodgers with goalkeeping competition for Simon Mignolet.

Liverpool had previously been linked with Victor Valdes, formerly of Barcelona but he signed for rivals Manchester United meaning the Reds need to look elsewhere. Main choice Simon Mignolet has disappointed at times this campaign but Neto has interest from Italian giants Juventus so Liverpool must act fast to secure their man.