South American Attacker Could be On His Way to Liverpool

The Reds are on the hunt for a replacement for Danny Ings, who has been ruled out for the season

Danny Ings’ long-term injury and Sadio Mane’s absence in the post-new year period due to international commitments will leave Liverpool a bit light on the attacking front. Jurgen Klopp has expressed his worry for the same, but has vowed to buy in the January transfer market if a viable option crops up to bolster the frontline.

Among players to be widely reported in the media as an option in the January window for Liverpool, Christian Pulisic’s name featured quite prominently. However, a move for the Borussia Dortmund forward definitely looks out of question in the upcoming transfer window.

Sources close to Football Whispers (h/t Express) understand Boca Juniors’ 20-year-old foward Cristian Pavon has caught the eye of Liverpool, and the club are contemplating a bid in January.

The Argentine has been in fine form this season, having scored four goals and made one assist in eight appearances. He has been described as the quintessential South American forward, in the same ilk of Luis Suarez, Sergio Aguero and Carlos Tevez. Pavon is versatile enough to play anywhere in the front three as well as a secondary striker.

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Cristian’s directness, ability to create something out of nothing and set-piece expertise are said to make the player a perfect match for Jurgen Klopp’s heavy-metal football.

Italian site Calciomercato claims Napoli are also one of the admirers of Cristian Pavon, and are willing to pay his release-clause, which is believed to be around €18 million.

Jurgen Klopp is well-known for his fine eye for young, obscure talents, having signed a relatively unknown 22-year-old Robert Lewandowski from Lech Pochnan back in his Borussia Dortmund days. As such, a move for the young forward wouldn’t surprise many if Klopp is convinced the player fits the bill.

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