Ruben Neves
Porto midfielder Ruben Neves (R) has been scouted by Liverpool, Real Madrid, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain, with a view to a move in the future.Reuters

Liverpool are reportedly monitoring Porto midfielder Ruben Neves with a view to a move in the future.

According to the Mirror, the Reds have scouts in Madiera at the weekend to watch the youngster play for the Portuguese club against Maritimo.

Neves, who is just 17 years old is believed to be one of the most exciting prospects in Europe currently and he has already broken into the Porto first-team, putting in some impressive performances, which have attracted the attention of the European big guns.

The young midfielder has been compared to Barcelona's Sergio Busquets for his ability to break play and the Reds are keen to bring him to Anfield in the future.

But the Merseyside club are not the only ones interested in signing the youngster, as 10-time European champions Real Madrid along with Italian champions Juventus and Ligue 1 winners Paris Saint-Germain are also tracking him.

Neves has already made nine senior appearances for Porto this season scoring nine goals. He has impressed his teammates with his skill and aggressiveness on the pitch, which has led to teammate and former Barcelona player Cristian Tello praising the young midfielder.

"He is fantastic with the ball at his feet, he knows how to position himself and he's aggressive. He's similar to Sergio Busquets," Tello said, as quoted by the Mirror.

The report claims that the midfielder will be fast tracked into the senior Portugal squad imminently and interested clubs will have have their task cut out to land the youngster from Porto.

The club have recently handed Neves a new contract, which runs until the summer of 2017 and it is believed that the new deal also has a release clause set at £29m. Interested clubs will have to meet the clause to prise the midfielder away from Porto.