The Sun report this Thursday that Liverpool are interested in signing “brilliant teenage Sevilla winger Luis Alberto, 16.” According to the grapevine, the highly-rated youngster has been personally targeted by Rafa Benitez who has reportedly ordered his scouts to watch Alberto seven times.
Alberto turns 17 in September and is still on amateur terms at Sevilla but is expected to break into the first team next season.
Sevilla sporting director Ramon Rodriquez Monchi said: “We are prepared to present an interesting proposition to Luis Alberto and to confirm his continuity in our club.”
However, The Sun quote a “close friend of the player” who said: “while it is Luis’s dream to make a big impact in Spain he wants to know about the Liverpool proposition.”
Liverpool scouts were present to see Luis Alberto star in the recent Copa de Rey junior tournament in Malaga, which Sevilla won 3-2 in the final against Atletico Bilbao (pictured). Video highlights of the final can be seen below, including Luis Albertoâ€™s equaliser to level the scores at 1-1, which can be seen at 1.25.
Video evidence of Luis Alberto can be seen here.