Soares flattered by Reds link

    Soares in action against Sporting Lisbon star Gelson Martins

    Porto defender Rafa Soares has said he is pleased to hear of interest from Anfield in his services.

    The twenty-two year old left-back has been linked with a move to Liverpool this Summer following an impressive campaign on loan at Rio Ave.

    “I know I’ve been followed by English clubs especially after our campaign.” he said.

    “Liverpool are a great club and to be linked is an enormous honour for me.

    “I followed Liverpool from a young age and I shiver every time I listen to ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone,’ it’s unique.

    “Liverpool are famous and popular in Portugal where people value the history of a club.” he continued.

    But Soares is not getting carried away and has stated his determination to prove himself at Porto, having not yet made his debut for the club.

    “I’m naturally flattered, but I’m a Porto player and focused on succeeding here.” he said.

    “My main goal is to establish myself and get first-team football. I feel ready and confident that after my last season I will be given a chance.

    “I keep my feet on the ground and focus on climbing my way up one step at a time.

    “Fans support and trust me to become a symbol of the club, as I have been here for over ten years and feel Porto in my bones.

    “In 2015-16, it was rumoured Conceicao wanted me to join him in Vitoria Guimaraes, where he was coach at the time, which may mean he trusts and believes in me.” he finished.


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