​Liverpool have become the latest team to join the race for the signature of Roma's 18-year-old defender Abdullahi Nura, according to ​Gazzetta Dello Sport.

The Nigerian prodigy plays as a right-back and has been attracting the interest of a number of clubs as his market value continues to rise. 

Other potential suitors include Tottenham Hotspur and Lyon, meaning Liverpool may have to form an orderly queue if they want to speak to Roma regarding the youngster's signature and offer the most attractive deal.

Nura does not actually belong to Roma yet, although they are set to sign him for €2.5m this summer, with hopes of selling him on straight away in order to make a profit on a talented youngster that they don't see as a must-have to their squad.

The club believe they may be able to command a fee as high as €12m for the Nigerian, despite his reported value on ​Transfer Markt only a much lower £375k.


Roma clearly see a huge future for Nura, but clubs may be put off the huge asking price, and may be wondering why the Serie A side are so keen to display him so quickly.

Another reason clubs may backtrack on their interest is due to news surfacing that Nura has been diagnosed with a heart condition- creating obvious medical concerns with regards to assessing a player's fitness prior to signing him.