Anfield side look to sign teenager.
Liverpool have confirmed that they have offered a trial to American forward Juan Sebastian Agudelo, who currently plays for Major League Soccer club the New York Red Bulls.
Agudelo, who was born in Colombia, has played internationally for the United States at Under-17 and Under-20 levels, as well as achieving 15 caps for the full national team.
After moving to the United States at the age of seven, Agudelo joined the New York Red Bull Academy and rapidly established himself as one of the most exciting prospects at the club and in the MLS.
Indeed, Agudelo is now looking to make the move to Europe to truly establish his name on the world stage, and should his trial at Liverpool prove successful, he could be signed during the January transfer window.
Some sources have stated that Agudelo is in talks with Liverpool ahead of a permanent move from the New York Red Bulls to Anfield after the 20 year old impressed Liverpool scouts who have been tracking the Colombian born attacker’s progress in the MLS.
The US international had a great season with the Red Bulls and is now a regular in Jurgen Klinsmann’s national team set-up and now director of football Damien Comolli is looking to bring the £6m rated youngster to Merseyside as part of the club’s continuing policy of building for the future.
Liverpool have signed a number of young talents who have impressed elsewhere before moving to the Premier League side. Players such as Jordan Henderson, Sebastian Coates, Danny Wilson, Andy Carroll and Jonjo Shelvey have been signed over the past 18 months and a fair few players have come through the club’s academy system and into the first team picture including Martin Kelly, Jay Spearing, John Flanagan and Jack Robinson.
Aguedelo is a powerfully built forward who can play out wide but is more suited to a central striking role.