Following a successful two-week trial at Anfield, Liverpool are reportedly hopeful of signing Uruguayan striker prospect Agustin Davila. The 17-year-old has scored over 100 goals for Penarol’s youth side and, as one would expect given his nationality and strike-rate, drawn comparisons with former Liverpool star Luis Suarez.
According to IBTimes, Liverpool’s scouts have been tracking the youngster for two years now, and the club moved to offer him a trial to demonstrate to the player the seriousness of their interest and, should it go well, to give them an edge in signing him ahead of a number of other interested European clubs.
That other interest is reportedly mainly in Italy and Spain, and it seems more a question of when and not if the young Uruguayan will make the move to Europe. For his part, the player reportedly is eager to make the move to Europe sooner rather than later, and following the trial would be happy to sign for Liverpool.
However, gaining a work permit for the youngster could prove difficult, and if Liverpool were to sign Davila, he would likely end up following in the circuitous footsteps of fellow South American youngster Allan, the 19-year-old Brazilian currently on loan at Hertha Berlin following spells at SJK and Sint-Truiden.
During his two weeks training with Liverpool’s youth and reserve sides, Davila made one appearance—against Walsall. He scored a goal as Liverpool won the game 2-0.