Real Madrid's scouters are closely monitoring Liverpool midfielder prodigy Pedro Chirivella regarding a future move, according to reports in Spain.
The 17-year-old creative midfielder moved to Anfield academy the previous summer (2013) from Valencia, after he impressed the Reds scouters while captaining the Under 16 Spanish international squad.
Merseyside beat Barcelona for his signature after paying around £2m to secure his services, but according to Spanish newspaper Marca, Real Madrid are now considering to secure his return to Spain by stealing the Liverpool gem from the Anfield academy.
Chirivella has become in one of the biggest prospects to emerge from the Liverpool youth system, being dubbed as the new Xabi Alonso as he has the Bayern Munich star and former Liverpool hero as his idol.
The Spanish starlet indeed operates in the classic number six role and is distinguished by his fantastic vision, his fine pass and his ability to read the game.
Liverpool official website claimed "the Academy coaches are looking forward to watching him develop at the club" and even though he is only 17, he is already playing with the under 21 side.
Marca claims Brendan Rodgers has already included him in a number of first team training sessions to closely track his development, while Steven Gerrard is so impressed with the youngster's special skills that has taken him as his new protégée.
The Liverpool boss has a big reputation for fostering young talents since his arrival at Merseyside, and after giving opportunities to a number of academy players such as Raheem Sterling or Jon Flanagan, Chirivella may be one of the next making the step to the first team.