Liverpool are in the mix to sign promising Mexican youngster Jonathan dos Santos in the summer transfer window.
A report in today’s Metro says that the Barcelona midfielder has become frustrated with his lack of first team opportunities at the Nou Camp and has set his mind on finding a new club.
The 22-year-old broke into Barcelona’s senior squad in 2009 but faced intense competition for a starting position due to the considerable talent the team already had in midfield.
Frustrated at lack of opportunities
He has only featured in 24 games in the past four seasons. This has caused his international career to stall as he has only added five caps to his tally since his debut against Columbia in 2009.
He has grown tired of waiting for his chance to come through the ranks especially as the club have signed midfielders such as Cesc Fabregas and Alex Song, adding to the competition for places.
With the World Cup taking place at the end of next season all international stars need to make sure they are playing regular first team football to ensure they are selected.
Liverpool could make a move
Dos Santos said : Next season is incredibly important to me, I want to play more and more often. At the end of the season, I will sit down and see what’s best for me.”
His comments have alerted Liverpool as boss Brendan Rodgers is a long term admirer.
Malaga and Real Betis are also interested but Dos Santos whose brother, Giovani, played for Tottenham has told the Spanish media that the Premier League would be his preferred destination.