Barcelona have reportedly handed a trial to Uruguayan whizkid Alex Perez, who is also a target for Premier League giants Chelsea and Liverpool.
Tribal Football are speculating that Barcelona have offered trials to Uruguayan wonderkid Alex Perez. The youngster has been on the radar of Premier League giants Chelsea and Liverpool. And if the report is to be believed, Barcelona have stolen a march on the Premier League duo.
Alex Perez is an attacking midfielder and has emerged from the Nacional youth setup. The 16-year-old has been making a name for himself, mainly for his dribbling ability. The youngster has represented Uruguay at the Under-15 and the Under-17 level, which is where Barcelona took a keen interest in his profile.
Chelsea, Liverpool and AC Milan were all rumoured to be interested in Alex Perez. Chelsea have always maintained a very business-like youth structure, with the aim being to produce gems for the first-team, albeit not their own. Their system has brought in a lot of revenue but has been met with criticism across all corners.
Jeremie Boga was the latest to exit Chelsea after having failed to get a look-in into the first-team setup at the club. The player joined Sassuolo and seems to be taking aim at the Blues’ youth policy, something that is synonymous with several Chelsea youth graduates.
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Liverpool are serving a domestic ban for the potential poaching of a youngster. The Reds thus, have been recruiting able young profiles from all across Europe, and world, in general.
AC Milan are known to be scouring for young gems in Latin America in order to secure their future at their own club, before other clubs enter the race or the player comes into limelight.
Barcelona though, have indeed, stolen a march on others, by inviting the player to train with the club’s youth team. The Catalan giants are known to be recruiting young gems from Latin America, Lionel Messi being the prime example.
Alex Perez will be ineligible to move to Europe before he turns 18. But, Barcelona are looking to establish a relationship and have a deal in place for when the attacking midfielder is allowed to move to Europe.