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Liverpool Eyeing Argentina Winger in Mané Absence

The Reds are reportedly targeting Cristian Pavón as a quick fix solution.

Austria v Argentina: Group B - FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

Hey, remember when Danny Ings got injured and Sadio Mané was leaving for the AFCO and Klopp said we don't have many wingers and the rumour mongers immediately produced an unlikely link? Here's the version 2.0 of that process, this time starring a player from a different continent.

Michel Cristian Pavón is a talented right winger presently plying his trade for Boca Juniors. The Buenos Aires outfit currently sit second in the Argentinian Primera División and Pavón is their top scorer with four goals, which is impressive production from the wide position. The 20-year old is capped on U-17 and U-20 level for the Argentinian national team, and appeared in every game for the Albicelestes during this summer's Olympics.

Standing 5'6" tall, the former Atlético Talleres attacker possesses the high work-rate and aggression that often marks Argentinian strikers and comparisons to players like Carlos Tevez and Luciano Vietto are inevitable. His output of 10 goals and 3 assists at in 27 appearances at the senior level - a goal or assist every 152 minutes - is excellent for such a young player, and his playing style matches the preferences of Jürgen Klopp well.

No price has been suggested yet for what is at this point merely speculation, and Italian giants Juventus and Napoli have already expressed their interest, with the former supposedly having a first refusal option following their sale of Carlos Tevez back to his hometown club last summer.

Now watch this video and claim early expert status on all things Pavón:

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