Forget Coutinho – another Liverpool attacker linked with shock Barcelona move

Ben Woodburn is the subject of transfer interest from Barcelona, according to reports in Spain.

Don Balon claim the 18-year-old Wales international, who only made his senior breakthrough last season, is being scouted by the Spanish giants.

According to the report, Woodburn has been on Barca’s radar since he was just 12 years old – and the Catalans could make a move for him in the coming months.

The forward made a major impression after emerging through the ranks and into Liverpool’s first-team squad last term.

He netted against Leeds in the EFL Cup – becoming the youngest goalscorer in the club’s history – before being summoned by Wales boss Chris Coleman.

Woodburn quickly made himself at home on the international stage with a goal and assist against Austria in Cardiff in September.

Liverpool have become accustomed to Barcelona interest in their players, following the summer saga involving Philippe Coutinho.

The Brazilian was the subject of several massive bids from the Nou Camp but Liverpool remained firm in their determination not to sell.