Liverpool have been linked Wednesday with another summer foray into the transfer market, with news of Barcelona youngster Sergi Canos being on the wishlist of the Reds.
Mirror Football reports that his current team are hopeful of signing Canos to a long-term contract but that Liverpool want to bring him to England for next season before the Spanish club can do so.
Canos is a wide forward, predominantly playing from the right side, though can also feature centrally as the main striker. He recently turned 16, meaning he would only be eligible for a youth contract in Spain.
In terms of his long-term development, Liverpool would hope that he sees the likes of Pedro, Alexis Sanchez and Cristian Tello as bigger obstacles to his first-team route than Stewart Downing and Co.—which could tip the balance and convince Canos to make the move.
Though the media article relates to Brendan Rodgers wanting him, it seems unlikely that Canos would immediately be a part of the first-team scene for Liverpool, and instead, it would be the academy which benefits first from his presence, headed by Rodolfo Borrell (director of coaching) and Frank McParland (academy director).
Canos has featured at the Under-16 level for Spain and was a prominent player in 2011's Reino de Leon youth tournament for Barcelona.
As evidenced in the video, Canos enjoyed something of a more developed body frame than some of his opponents at the time, but he has continued to progress technically and is seemingly now targeted for part of Barcelona's future—if they can convince him to stay and sign on.
For Liverpool's part, they already have the likes of Jordan Ibe, Jack Dunn, Jerome Sinclair and Adam Morgan who have featured from the right side of attack in the youth ranks this season—as well as 18-year-old Raheem Sterling who has made the breakthrough into the first team this year.