Liverpool have deployed scouts to watch top-flight defender Sebastian Caceres, according to the Sun.
The newspaper claim that the Merseyside club have sent scouts to monitor the 18-year-old, who plays for Montevideo-based club Liverpool FC in Uruguay’s top flight.
It is understood that the centre-back is viewed as a highly rated player and is being tipped for a move to European football.
The report details that Jurgen Klopp’s side do have competition from Chelsea, Manchester City and Spanish giants Barcelona for the Uruguay Under-18 captain.
However, Premier League sides may boast an advantage as Caceres’s representatives Nick Maytum is based in England.
Good move for Liverpool?
Caceres is a major upcoming talent and has already cemented his position as a first teamer in a top-flight club.
The ball-playing centre-back is beginning to make a name for himself at international level too and it has alerted some of Europe’s big hitters.
It is good news for Liverpool fans that they are monitoring the great young stars from across the world and trying to unearth a jewel.
However, Caceres is unlikely to make an immediate impact in the Premier League anytime soon and the Reds need more senior reinforcements at centre-back.
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Likely to happen?
Liverpool have only just joined the hunt for the South American talent and any potential move is still a long way off.
Barcelona have become renowned at pinching young talents from South America and turning them into superstars over the years.
However, the Reds have also had their fair share of players from abroad and are clearly keen to find out more about Caceres.
Klopp has never been afraid to throw youngsters in at the deep end and if they are good enough they will play.
Caceres’ English representative may have a role to play in his future and a move to the Premier League could be on the cards, but for now it is not certain that he will end up at Anfield.
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