The agent of Udinese striker Luis Muriel has denied that he’s been in contact with any English sides, despite growing rumours of Liverpool being interested in his client.
The 22-year-old Colombian, who signed for the Friuli-based side in 2010 and spent two years out on loan, scored 11 goals and provided three assists during his first full year with the Zebrette last season and has garnered the attention of some of Europe’s biggest clubs as a result.
However, despite admitting that the young attacker would be interested in moving to a bigger club in the future, his agent was quick to downplay the growing rumours that Liverpool had earmarked him as a perfect understudy to Luis Suarez.
“He’s an immensely talented player, so it’s only normal that big clubs should be interested in him,” Helmut Wennin stated to calcionews24.
“However, I haven’t had any contact with English clubs regarding his future, nor have I had contact with any Italian sides, either, but I don’t know if the Pozzo family has been talking to anyone.
“In either case, Udinese and the Pozzo family have been really essential in Luis’s career to help him grow both as a man and as a player.
“He has a great relationship with Francesco Guidolin and knows that he’s an important player for his club.
“But, of course, my client’s objective is to play for a top club someday and he’ll continue to work hard to improve and hopefully have the opportunity to test himself at a bigger club sometime in the future.”