Liverpool is reportedly showing interest in a highly promising teenage sensation, who, notably, turned down an offer from another prominent Premier League club. According to 90min, both Liverpool and Arsenal are closely monitoring Antonio Nusa, the winger from Club Brugge. During the summer, Nusa declined an opportunity to join Chelsea, rejecting their bid of slightly over £25 million.
Liverpool has been actively scouting the 18-year-old talent in recent weeks, and he has also attracted attention from various European clubs on the mainland. In an interview with TV2, Nusa emphasized that if he decides to leave his current club, it will be for a team that he believes will nurture his development rather than simply chasing a lucrative offer.
Nusa rose to prominence in the Champions League a year ago when he scored for Brugge in a 4-0 victory against Porto, making him the second-youngest scorer in the history of the competition at just 17 years and 149 days old. Despite only celebrating his 18th birthday in April, he has already amassed over 50 senior club appearances. Furthermore, he had an impressive senior international debut, contributing with a goal and an assist as Norway defeated Jordan 6-0, as per Transfermarkt.
While his primary position is on the left wing, Nusa’s versatility allows him to play across the forward line, a quality that undoubtedly appeals to potential suitors like Liverpool. He has already earned praise from his national team colleague Martin Odegaard, Arsenal’s captain, who referred to him as “an incredibly exciting player” poised to further improve.
Liverpool’s scouts are expected to maintain a close watch on this remarkably talented youngster who has achieved so much at such a young age and appears poised to make significant waves in European football in the upcoming months.