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Liverpool Starlet Reportedly Attracting Wolves and Sporting Interest

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With Rafa Camacho’s contract situation unchanged a sale remains likely.

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With nothing appearing to have changed on the Rafa Camacho contract front over the past month, the promising young Portuguese wide player appears to still have one foot out the door at Anfield and that has papers back in his home country talking this week.

According to A Bola, his most likely destination is Sporting Lisbon, where Camacho began his life as a footballer before heading to England in 2013—first joining Manchester City and then making the switch to Liverpool in search of a path to first team football.

A return to Portugal, though, isn’t the only option for Camacho, with Wolves’ Portuguese manager Nuno Espírito Santo said to be an admirer of the youngster who has fallen out with Liverpool over his potential future role if he were to remain on Merseyside.

With the player’s contract running through next summer, Liverpool sought to extend his stay in the spring, but the player, unhappy over regularly being played as a fullback rather than at his preferred position on the wing, declined to enter into negotiations.

There had been some hope that seeing Liverpool’s success in the Champions League would change Camacho’s mind on the matter, but—at least according to the rumour mongers in Portugal—that appears not to have been the case and a sale remains likely.

Due to his contract situation, previous reports from journalists with ties to Liverpool outlined a transfer fee of around £10M as being what the Reds would expect to recoup for the 19-year-old.