Liverpool are the latest amongst a host of clubs said to be interested in signing Udinese’s Mauricio Isla, according to 4-4-2.com
The versatile Chilean has made a name for himself at the Bianconeri in recent years, which has not gone unnoticed with some of Europe’s top clubs, including Liverpool and Russian side Zenit St. Petersburg.
Isla, 23, has previously been linked with a move to PSG to join Carlo Ancelotti write Mercato 365.
He has featured heavily in a successful season for Udinese, playing in sixteen of eighteen games which sees Udinese sitting in third in Serie A and challenging for the Scudetto.
Isla is primarily deployed on the right-wing, but can also play in midfield, as a supporting striker, or anywhere along the back four if necessary. Such versatility is a valuable asset.
Having played over 100 times in Serie A, as well as picking up 30 internation caps, Isla looks like the real deal. He scored his second international goal in late September, against world champions Spain in a narrow 3-2 defeat.
An impressive CV then, but can Liverpool or any of their competitors prize him away from the Stadio Friuli?
Isla is currently tied down to a long-term contract until 2015. Manager Francesco Guidolin will be keen to hold onto such a key player, however a bid of around €15 million may be enough to make him think twice.
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