A product of Barcelona’s famed La masia academy, attacking midfielder Jeffren Saurez is being chased by Liverpool in what could prove to be an excellent piece of business by Kenny Dalglish.
According to CaughtOffside.Com, a fee of as little as £4m could be enough to prize the talented winger away from the European Champions.
The Spanish under-21 international has also attracted interest from fellow La Liga side Atletico Madrid, as well as Martin Jol’s Fulham.
The 23 year-old displayed all the delicate artistry and intricate passes of his Catalan compatriots at the under-21 championships in Denmark. However, even a player of Jeffren undoubted potential and ability cannot force his way into the first-team above the likes of Pedro,Villa, Messi and Inestia.
With the proposed transfer of Alexis Sanchez all but done, Pep Guardiola is willing to let a number of his fringe players leave the Nou Camp in search of regular first team football.
Liverpool have been linked to moves for Mata and Downing as king Kenny begins to rebuild at Anfield, with Villa and Valencia quoting £20m for their respective midfielders, Venezuelan born Jeffren is seen as a cheaper alternative.
Liverpool’s director of football Damien Comolli has experience of luring Barca’s promising young stars to England, bringing Giovani Dos Santos to Spurs. Liverpool fans will surely be hoping he can draw on this, in forging a deal for the exceptionally gifted Jeffren.