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Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is ready to beat Barcelona to the signing of Spanish teenage sensation Jesus Fernandez – nicknamed Suso.
Benitez’s spies have been to see the Cadiz youngster, an attacking midfielder in the Cesc Fabregas mould, and he hopes his Spanish connections will help him win the race.
Suso has been offered a deal at Barca but his advisors think he could get lost in their ‘system’ while Benitez has big plans to bring in top young talent at Anfield after a recent reshuffle.
Suso is expected to come to Liverpool for talks, possibly as early as next week, with Cadiz resigned to losing their best prospect in years.
The Source: (Daily Mirror)
Rafa has in the past two years or so put an added emphasis on the clubs youth policy. This has led to an improvement in the club’s academy output and has signaled a marked increase in the number foreign youngsters being brought into the club to complete their footballing education.
Suso is a wanted man and his Cadiz side, playing in the third tier of Spanish football, are clearly resigned to losing the talented teenager and the youngster may be very wise to opt against a move to Barcelona where the likes of Giovani find it next to impossible to make it through to the first team and end up leaving sooner or later.
Whether Jesus Fernandez is the next Fabregas is obviously very hard to say and such comparisons can become something of an Albatross around a player’s shoulders but he will surely find it hard to resist a move to Anfield to play alongside his Spanish International heroes.
Suso to Liverpool: The buzz on the web suggests this is almost a certainty.