Paco Alcacer, one of the hottest properties in football, is thought to be the target of both Arsenal and Liverpool following reports from The Sunday Mirror.
Both Arsene Wenger and Kenny Dalglish are known to prize young talents highly, and are keen to bring in the young Spaniard in the coming January transfer window.
Alcacer, who currently plays for Spanish side Valencia, was reportedly a target for both Barcelona and Bayern Munich in the summer, and both clubs have continued to monitor the striker’s progress, adding to the growing list of clubs interested in Alcacer. With a proven record of getting the best out of young Spanish strikers, just look back at David Villa, there is no guarantee that Alcacer would want to leave Valencia, and a move to any of the four clubs rumoured to be interested in making a bid for him would almost definitely limit his first-team opportunities more so than at his current club.
However, Valencia must have significant fears that Alcacer could leave, as they have moved to offer him a new long-term contract as it is thought that his current one has a buyout clause somewhere in the region of €8M. Although a substantial fee for an 18-year old, it is unlikely to prove a stumbling block for many of Europe’s top clubs, and Alcacer’s movements, or lack there of, in January, may rest solely on the contract negotiations believed to be currently ongoing.