Liverpool are reportedly interested in Mexican wonderkid Diego Lainez.
The teenager impressed at the U17’s World Cup – featuring against eventual winners England at the group stage – netting twice in four appearances and is one of very few players to emerge with any credit from Mexico’s disappointing campaign.
Having reached the round of 16 stage, Mexico – two time winners of the competition – were eliminated by Iraq, although Lainez’ efforts haven’t gone unnoticed.
According to the Daily Mail, the Merseyside outfit were impressed by the 17-year-old’s displays in India and are understood to be tracking his progress in a view to making a move in the very near future.
In addition, the report states that Lainez is regarded as one of Mexico’s most exciting young prospects and he made his competitive debut for Club America against Santos in March 2017 and already featured for 73 minutes in a cup game vs. Cruz Azul since returning from international duty.
Despite Lainez’s exploits it was a Liverpool youngsters who was one of the players of the tournament. Rhian Brewster claimed the Golden Boot award having netted eight goals – including one in the final against Spain.