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Liverpool and Arsenal Set For Battle Over £12m Rated La Liga Striker Dubbed ‘The New Aguero’

Villarreal striker Luciano Vietto has had a fine start to life in Spanish football.

Premier League rivals Liverpool and Arsenal are both interested in bringing £12 million rated Villarreal striker Luciano Vietto to English football in the January transfer window, report the Mail, as both sides look for attacking reinforcements to bring them closer to the top four and Champions League qualification.

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Vietto only signed for Villarreal in the summer from Argentine outfit Racing Club, having been turned down by Leicester City, but has scored six goals in his last six games before the winter break, after taking a bit of time to adapt to European football, and is now rated as one of La Liga’s most exciting attacking prospects.

Dubbed ‘the new Sergio Aguero’ on account of his explosive acceleration and neat finishing ability, Liverpool scouts have reportedly identified Vietto as a technically proficient player capable of fitting into a high pressing game, and who is also young enough to have plenty of improvement left.

Having only signed him in the summer window, however, Villarreal are likely to be keen to keep hold of the Argentine for as long as possible and are only going to be interested in selling this month if an overly inflated offer is made, leaving the ball very much in Liverpool and Arsenal’s courts.

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