Liverpool is reportedly edging ever close to signing Villarreal striker Luciano Vietto; after the hot-shot caught everyone’s attention scoring 16 goals for the yellow submarine so far this season, attracting not only Liverpool’s attention but other clubs as well.

The 21-year-old from Cordoba knows about Liverpool’s interest in him, and there was added good news for the Reds when his agent Jorge Cysterpiller confirmed that a deal could be on the cards.

‘We know that a lot of big clubs are watching Luciano Vietto,’ he told Spanish paper AS.

‘There is a lot of competition for him.

‘He could sign for Liverpool, we know that he is admired by the Reds, as well as Real Madrid and two Bundesliga clubs.

‘I think he could leave Villarreal in the summer.’

Villarreal is looking to get around £12 million for the youngster, and given Liverpool’s ability to nurture young talent it could prove to be a very good signing.