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Liverpool transfer rumour: Young Uruguayan striker Agustin Davila keen on Anfield move

Joseph Jacob
2.47K   //    26 Oct 2016, 16:34 IST
Agustin Davila may be on the brink of a dream move
Agustin Davila may be on the brink of a dream move

Uruguayan teenager Agustin Davila is eager to make Anfield his next home. Liverpool’s scouts have been tracking the youngster’s progress over the last two years, and the striker just recently completed a two-week long trial with the Merseyside club. 

Davila plays for his native club, Atletico Penarol, and has football in his blood. His grandfather, Walkir Silva also played for Atletico Penarol and even scored against Aston Villa in the 1982 Intercontinental Cup hosted in Japan. Davila was involved with the club since childhood, playing for their youth side, Juveniles Penarol, where he finished as their top scorer at under 14, under 15, and under 17 levels. He only missed out on that achievement at the under 16 level due to an injury.

The 17-year-old has already scored over 100 goals and showcased his talents during his trial with the English football mammoths by scoring one of two goals for Liverpool in their 2-0 victory over Walsall.

However, even if both, Liverpool as well as Agustin Davila himself are eager to make the move happen, it remains to be seen whether the young forward’s current club Atletico Penarol would be willing to let him go. This is especially a concern because Penarol came to an agreement to let one of their youngsters Federico Valverde move to Real Madrid Castilla in July, and they won’t be too keen to lose another future prospect so soon - and such a talented one at that.

If all goes well for Davila and he does end up donning the famous red jersey, he is unlikely to immediately find himself in the senior starting line-up. Nonetheless, he will undoubtedly be looking to emulate his Uruguayan compatriot Luis Suarez, who was the last Uruguayan to represent Liverpool.

Suarez plied his trade at Anfield from 2010 to 2014, scoring a staggering 82 goals in 133 appearances, and cementing his place among the best players the club has ever had. He is also widely credited as the main driving force in the ultimately doomed title challenge of the 2013/14 season.

On the other hand, should Liverpool choose not to further pursue their interest in the prolific youngster, he is still left with a few choices, with clubs from Italy and Spain keen to land his signature. Either way, the only way for Agustin Davila is up.

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