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Liverpool Target Vietto Focused On Villarreal

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Villarreal striker Luciano Vietto is a dream transfer target for many Liverpool fans -- the 21-year-old has scored 12 goals in La Liga this season and his fluid style of play has only added to his intrigue. He is fully aware of the rumors that have linked him to teams around Europe, and though he did admit to dreaming of greener pastures, his most recent interview suggests that his focus remains with his current team.

"Everybody dreams of being able to play alongside Messi," he told Spanish newspaper Ole. "But, genuinely, the transfer speculation is something that I take in my stride. I'm just concentrating on Villarreal."

"I use all of these rumours as motivation to keep pushing myself to improve. I have no doubt that if I keep doing well everything will come in its own time."

For such a young player who has already been thrust into the spotlight, Vietto seems mature and level-headed. It remains to be seen how he'll conduct himself when summer comes and the rumors continue to fly, but for now he appears to be the kind of character that top clubs crave, especially when one considers the actions of other sought after young strikers.