Liverpool and Chelsea face off to sign "really special" wonderkid who's lit up his league
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Liverpool are considering making a move to sign Colombian wonderkid, Jhon Duran, but reports suggest they will also face competition from Chelsea to secure the 18 year-old’s signature.
Duran currently plays in the MLS for the Chicago Fire, but it was in his Native country of Colombia where he really burst onto the scene.
At only age 15, he made his debut for Envigado, who play in Colombia’s top division, and he went on to score 10 goals in 49 appearances for his childhood club, before signing for the Fire in January of this year.
It has been his performances in the MLS that have attracted the attention of some of Europe’s top clubs, and the youngster has already netted 8 goals and recorded 6 assists in all competitions this season.
He has undoubtedly been a shining light in what has been a poor campaign for the Chicago Fire, who find themselves in 12th place in the Eastern Conference after 33 games.
Most recently, Duran, who was dubbed 'really special' by coach Ezra Hendrickson, scored a brace to help the Fire record a 3-2 win over FC Cincinnati at the TQL Stadium.
Sierra also tweeted that the Reds had sent a scout to watch the 18 year-old play - the same scout who they sent out to watch Luis Diaz before they signed him.
Further reports from the USA have also revealed that the Merseyside club’s Premier League rivals, Chelsea, are also keen to secure the Colombian’s signature, and the Chicago Fire are expecting offers as soon as January!
Although Roberto Firmino has found form in recent weeks, with 5 goal contributions against Bournemouth and 2 last weekend against Brighton, Liverpool may still be in need of attacking firepower, especially considering Darwin Nunez’ tough start to life at Anfield.
The potential of a Colombian duo of Diaz and Duran up top for the Reds is also an exciting prospect, but it remains to be seen whether Klopp will make a move for the wonderkid.