By Scott Taylor
Sergio Diaz is expressing interest off of Premier League side Liverpool. Diaz, 16, is considered one of the best promising young talents in South America. According to Italian news site Tuttomercatoweb, Liverpool and Man Utd will do battle to sign him this January.
It is reported that the Reds have started talks with his current side, Primera División side Cerro Porteño, over a possible transfer. The potential stumbling block is that the Paraguay side are valuing him at approximately €8m, which equates to around £5.3m.
Diaz made the Reds raise their eyebrows after he competed for his country Paraguay in the South American Under-20 championships. In his first start for the Under-20s, Diaz grabbed a debut goal in their 4-2 victory over Bolivia.
It is not the first time to has experienced playing against opponents who are a lot older than him. He has already featured 20 times for Los Gigantos, and the forward has been on the score-sheet an impressive eight times.
With Antolín Alcaraz being the only Paraguayan in the Premier League, it will be nice to see a few more in the future, and with their being so many Spanish speaking players at Liverpool, both in the first-team and the Academy, Diaz should have no trouble settling in.