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Liverpool and Newcastle United want Bayer Leverkusen starlet Iker Bravo

Liverpool and Newcastle United are interested in Bayer Leverkusen striker Iker Bravo, reports the Daily Record.

The Spain youth international is currently on loan with Real Madrid Castilla.

Bravo is expected to leave the Bundesliga club permanently at the end of this season.

Madrid have the option to buy the 18-year-old for €10 million. However, they want to renegotiate in a bid to pay less, which could give both Newcastle and Liverpool a chance.

The Magpies were keen on Bravo last summer and offered to better Madrid’s financial terms.

However, they could not convince the Spanish sensation as he opted to return home.

Unfortunately, he has found it tough to play regularly for Raul Gonzalez’s side, often making substitute appearances.

Madrid Castilla are eyeing promotion to La Liga 2 from the Primera Federacion.

Bravo sparked attention with his return of 11 goals in 14 appearances for Spain under-17’s side.

He has notched three goals and three assists in four UEFA Youth League games this term.

The Barcelona academy graduate made his first-team debut for Leverkusen shortly after joining them in 2021.

Olympique Marseille are also keeping tabs on Bravo, but a move to the Premier League could be more appealing.

He made Madrid’s matchday squad for their Champions League group match against Celtic last September.

However, making his debut for Carlo Ancelotti’s side anytime soon does not appear to be on the cards.

Newcastle have made recruiting talented youngsters a top priority under their new owners.

Liverpool have also given youth a chance this term, with Stefan Bajcetic playing 16 games across all competitions.

The midfielder is Bravo’s international teammate, and the Spain under-19 sensation yearns for a big move.

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