Liverpool and Tottenham are said to be battling it out for the signature of young Venezuelan striker Adalberto Penaranda, who broke Lionel Messi’s scoring record in La Liga, according to The Sun.
The 18-year-old Granada frontman (on loan from Udinese) became the youngest player to take to the pitch in his club’s history when he lined up against Athletic Bilbao back in November before notching a brace against Levante in December to overtake Messi as the youngest foreigner to score a La Liga double.
And his four goals in seven games for the Spaniard’s has not gone unnoticed, as both Spurs and Liverpool are believed to be monitoring his progress.
But his goalscoring record isn’t the most impressive thing about him, given that he spectacularly survived being shot last year.
During his time with Deportivo La Guaira in his homeland, he was attending a party that was attacked by masked gunmen, and was rushed to hospital after a bullet passed through his thigh.
There is also interest in his signature from Italy in the shape of Inter Milan.
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