Friday, September 27, 2013

Liverpool Cast Gaze On Keita Balde Diao

Premier League hopefuls Liverpool could be making a move as soon as January for Lazio’s teenage goal-getter Keita Balde Diao.

The Merseyside club sent scouts to watch the exciting 18-year-old play in Rome after he joined Serie A from Barcelona in 2011.

Sky Sports Italia reported scouts from Brendan Rodgers’ side were checking out the forward from the stands during Lazio’s 1-0 win against Legia Warsaw in the Europa League last week.

They will have been impressed as the Spanish-born Senegal player proved to have a winning touch providing the assist for the game’s sole goal.

Diao was signed for only £250,000 from the Catalan giants – his contract with Lazio runs until 2017 and the club is understood to be willing to sell the prospect for a reasonable fee.

Rodgers is known to be keen on reinforcing his striking options with only Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge as his main forwards.

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