Uruguay prospect Agustin Davila is open to the idea of signing for Liverpool after the completion of his two-week trial with the Reds, IBTimes UK understands. He is currently plying his trade with his native club Atletico Penarol and has impressed with their youth side Juveniles Penarol.
The 17-year-old has been the top scorer at Under 14s, Under 15s and Under 17s at the club level. However, an injury while he was playing with the Under 16s saw him miss out on achieving that feat for four consecutive years.
Davila has already scored more than 100 goals and his performance has seen him attract interest from the Merseyside club. A source close to IBTimes UK confirmed that Liverpool's South American scouts have been tracking the teenager for the last two years.
He continued to showcase his form during the trial with the Premier League club and scored for Liverpool during their 2-0 friendly victory over Wallsal.
It remains to be seen whether Penarol will allow another young prospect leave their academy, especially after sanctioning midfielder Federico Valverde's move to Real Madrid Castilla earlier in July.
During his trial in England, the striker was in attendance at Anfield when Liverpool's first team drew goalless against arch-rivals Manchester United. Davila has set his sights on following in the footsteps of his compatriot Luis Suarez, who was sensational during his time at Anfield.
The young Uruguayan striker is also hoping to make a switch to Europe and should Liverpool offer him a deal to sign him, he will be keen on making the switch from South America to England.
If the Reds decide against signing him, Davila could find another club in the future as he has suitors from Italy and Spain. Liverpool are not the only club considering an option of signing the teenage prospect.
Davila comes from a football family as his grandfather, Walkir Silva, who also played for Penarol, scored against Aston Villa in the 1982 Intercontinental Cup in Japan.