Erick Torres, who replaced Manchester United star Javier Hernandez at Chivas de Guadalajara, could be set to follow in the footsteps of his predecessor, after Sir Alex Ferguson reportedly deployed his scouts to watch the striker in action on Monday night.
The 18-year-old has scored six goals in 19 appearances since making his Chivas debut against Monterrey last November and will compete in the Toulon tournament in France after earning himself a call-up into the Mexican Under-20 squad.
Erick Estéfano Torres Padilla, best known as “El Cubo” came into the Guadalajara first team in 2010 and was promised to be one of the young players at the club. After being captain of the Chivas U-17 team, taking them to the championship game of the Copa Bicentenario 2010, He made his official debut in the Mexican First Division with Chivas de Guadalajara in 22 January 2011 against San Luis where he managed to find the net.
PSV Eindhoven have also been scouting the player, but the Red Devils have forged close links with Chivas since their signing of now known Chicharito in April last year for around £7 million. ‘El Cubo’, stands 5ft 11in and is described as being strong in the air and with a powerful shot, similar to Manchester United striker Chicharito.
The Telegraph report that Ferguson’s scouts want to find a new generation of talent from Latin America following the success of Hernandez, who is currently playing for Mexico in the Concacaf Gold Cup in the United States. The United player enjoyed a stunning first season in English football, scoring 20 goals in 45 appearances and starting alongside Wayne Rooney in the Champions League final against Barcelona at Wembley.
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