Liverpool close to deal for striker compared to young David Villa.
Liverpool have been linked with a deal for Sevilla FC’s young star Luis Alberto since the end of the season, and now it appears that the signing is close to fruition.
“The reports about Liverpool’s interest are true, they are very interested,” Alberto’s agent Enrique Rosado told Estadio Deportivo.
“There have been talks, and if a good offer comes a deal will be found.”
The 20 year-old, who tends to play on the left of a front three, and has earned comparisons with a young David Villa, had a tremendous season on loan at FC Barcelona B in the last campaign, and his statistics speak for themselves.
Alberto scored eleven goals and provided eighteen assists for Barcelona B last season in his 38 matches, and there is real hope that he can step up to the next level.
Those figures are of course from the second tier of Spanish football, the Segunda Division, but clearly demonstrate potential, and that is what Liverpool would be buying into.
As a wide player, and a graduate of a La Liga football academy, Liverpool fans can expect a technical player who is comfortable on the ball, and his finishing is also impressive.
Watch Luis Alberto in action in the video below.