Sevilla key man emerged as surprise transfer target for Liverpool

Liverpool and Manchester City are among the sides interested in signing Diego Carlos from La Liga outfit Sevilla in the summer transfer market of 2021, according to El Gol Digital.

It has been claimed by the Spanish news outlet that Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are also interested in the Brazilian star, described as “very fast” by his ex-Estoril coach Fabiano Soares in ESPN in February 2020.

The report has stated that Carlos is in talks with several interested sides and that Sevilla have identified Tottenham Hotspur centre-back, Davinson Sanchez, as a possible replacement.

He is a very good central defender who has done well at the La Liga outfit and is at the peak of his professional career.

One can understand why the South American reportedly has so many clubs on his trail, but one has to ask whether the Reds and the Citizens need another central defender.

Joel Matip, Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk will be back for next season, and the Reds also purchased Ozan Kabak on loan from Schalke and Ben Davies from Preston North End during the January transfer window. Nathaniel Phillips and Rhys Williams are also there.

As for City, manager Pep Guardiola has Nathan Ake, John Stones, Aymeric Laporta and Ruben Dias as his options at the back.