Liverpool tracking Kevin Mantilla, not contacts yet

Liverpool are reportedly keen on signing CA Talleres defender Kevin Mantilla, although they are yet to make their move.

Kevin Mantilla is highly rated in South America, and he has a big future ahead of him. He could develop into a top-class player for Liverpool with the right coaching and guidance. A report from AS claims that the Merseyside club are monitoring his situation.

Kevin Mantilla in Demand

However, Liverpool are not the only Premier League club keen on signing the 20-year-old central defender, and they will face competition from Brighton and Albion. Meanwhile, the Reds are yet to establish any contacts over a possible deal.

Mantilla is only 20, and he is likely to improve with coaching and experience. He has the attributes to develop into a top-class defender for Liverpool in the coming seasons. The Reds have an impressive track record of nurturing young players into established stars, and the Colombian will be attracted to the idea of playing for them.

In addition, he would get to work with one of the best managers in the world at Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp has done well to groom talented young players throughout his managerial career, and he could help the Colombian fulfil his potential as well.

Liverpool certainly have the financial means to beat Brighton to his signature, and they are a far more attractive project as well. It will be interesting to see what the 20-year-old decides in the coming weeks.

Can Liverpool Land Mantilla?

Mantilla will probably hope for regular game time so that he can continue his development. He will want to join a club where he will get ample opportunities. So, it remains to be seen whether Liverpool are prepared to provide him with the necessary assurances. But they are yet to make their first move.

Liverpool might lose Joel Matip at the end of the season, and they need to bring in a quality replacement. The Colombian defender would be the ideal, long-term alternative to Matip. Mantilla certainly has the potential to thrive in the Premier League, and his signing could prove to be a major bargain in the long run if Liverpool secure a reasonable deal next month.

A move to the Premier League would be a major step up in the young defender’s career, and he will be determined to prove himself at the highest level. It will be interesting to see if the presence of Luis Diaz at the club helps Liverpool convince the Colombian youngster to join them.

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