Liverpool are interested in signing Luciano Vietto from Racing Club in Argentina in the summer, the player's agent has revealed.
Jorge Cysterpiller has admitted that the Reds are willing to challenge Spanish giants Real Madrid in the upcoming transfer window in order to acquire the services of the 20-year-old. His agent also claims that two other Bundesliga clubs are also keeping an eye on his client.
Brendan Rodgers could consider bringing the striker to Anfield as he aims to recruit talented players to his squad at the end of the campaign. The Metro claims Vietto's style of play has been him being compared to his compatriot and Manchester City star Sergio Aguero.
"We know that many top clubs are following Vietto. There is a lot of competition to sign him. Liverpool we know like him and so do Real Madrid – I think also two German teams. I think he could move at the end of the European season," Cysterpiller said.
The Merseyside club were previously linked with a January move for the youngster as the Northern Irishman was keen on adding attacking options to his side. A product of Racing Club's academy, Vietto has been on Liverpool's radar since making his debut for the club in 2011.
The former Swansea City manager will be keen on adding fresh faces to his attack while hoping that his current squad can achieve qualification to the Champion League next season.
The 41-year-old failed to make any new signings in the mid-season transfer window and missed out on his targets after failing to sign Yevhen Konoplyanka, whose move from Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk collapsed on deadline day while Mohamed Salah opted to join Chelsea.
Liverpool currently have Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge in the goal scoring department while Iago Aspas has only started five times in the league since joining the Reds last summer.
Fabio Borini is on loan till the summer at Sunderland and shined in the Tyne-Wear Derby last weekend at St James' Park. The 22-year-old scored and contributed an assist during the Black Cats' 3-0 against Newcastle United.
With 47 points from 24 matches, Liverpool are currently fourth in the league table sitting eight points behind leaders Arsenal. Both sides are set to lock horns at Anfield in the Premier League fixture on Saturday.