One for the future?
Liverpool are being linked with Matias de Federico.
The Daily Mail says De Federico – dubbed the new Lionel Messi – is the subject of a £4.6m bid from an unnamed English club.
The 19-year-old, previously linked to Liverpool, is a diminutive forward who had been set to leave Huracan for a move to partner Brazil legend Ronaldo at Corinthians till the English bid came in. (Daily Mail)
Boy, am I pleased as punch we responded so well to that Tottenham debacle by really sticking it to Stoke, great performance. So now we are being strongly linked with this teenager, compared to Leo Messi who himself is just 22, who is supposed to be the next big thing.
The 19 year old is of a similar stature to the Barcelona man, i.e. he’s a short arse, and he scored on his debut for the Argentine national team but is still yet to make the big move from South America to Europe, a move that can so easily go either way.
A great many players fail to make the grade when adjusting to the game and those who try to make it in England find the experience even more of a culture shock. He currently plays for Buenos Aires club Huracan and is being scouted by lots of the big clubs. Of course we have some of his fellow countrymen at the club and perhaps that would give us a good shot of beating others to his attention, not least because we have the international captain at the club in the shape of Javier Mascherano.