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Liverpool have sent scouts to watch outstanding €80m winger - Chelsea also interested

Chris Stonadge

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Liverpool have sent scouts to watch outstanding €80m winger - Chelsea also interested

Liverpool are tracking the progress of exciting Villarreal winger Yeremy Pino, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The 19-year-old has been spoken about regularly this transfer window, with a host of clubs chasing the Spaniard.

Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea are all interested in making the forward theirs, but with his contract running until 2027, any suitor would likely have to pay his €80m release clause.

Romano said that Jurgen Klopp's side had been constant admirers of Pino throughout the last season, sending scouts multiple times to watch the youngster.

As quoted by HITC, he told the Here We Go Podcast: “Many questions on Yeremy Pino. We have many rumours, it’s one of many players followed by Arsenal, but also by other clubs, for example, I am told that Chelsea have been tracking Yeremy Pino and now they are on (Anthony) Gordon.

"Pino is a player they have been watching for a long time. Liverpool have sent scouts to watch Pino many, many times in the past year.

"Top English clubs have been following him."

However much Pino is a top-quality young talent, and many a club will be after him, it would be a questionable outlay from Liverpool.

Luis Diaz, Mohamed Salah, Diogo Jota and Darwin Nunez are all committed to the club until at least 2025, which would likely hinder the regular playing time of a player in Pino’s developmental stage.

Roberto Firmino is out of contract next season, but Liverpool would surely look to a more centrally comfortable player to replace him.

Pino scored six goals last year and featured heavily in Villarreal’s exceptional run to the Champions League Semi-Final, in which they lost out to Liverpool 5-2 on aggregate.

The Reds will likely be after a player this window, but one in midfield rather than a forward like Pino, who has yet to feature in any deeper roles previously.

He seems destined for a move to one of Europe’s true elite clubs, but a few more years of developing with a side like Villarreal would likely do Pino no harm.

Featured Image Credit: Liverpool transfer news Yeremy Pino Fabrizio Romano

Topics: Liverpool, Liverpool Transfer News & Rumours, Chelsea

Chris Stonadge
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