Rumour Reel: Argentina striker and Cypriot wonderkid among stars linked to PL
Sam Barnard, Assistant Sports Editor | September 14, 2016
Coral’s Rumour Reel
The summer transfer window may be shut, but already rumours are beginning to fly around ahead of winter, with a newly-capped Argentina striker and Cypriot wonderkid linked to the Premier League on September 14th.
Read on below to find out who the above players are reportedly being chased by…
Spurs and Red to tussle for Alario
River Plate frontman Lucas Alario has been hitting the headlines back in his home country Argentina, after firing in the goals for the club he signed from Colon in 2015.
As a result of his fine form, he earned himself a call-up to the senior squad alongside the likes of Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria for the recent 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay and Venezuela – where he featured from the bench in both.
The 23-year-old, who has an Italian passport and therefore won’t need a work permit, has even stated his desire to play across the pond in Europe and has a release clause of just £15.2m.
“Like every player, I dream to play in Europe at some point in my career,” he said. “For that, first I have to make things right at River, to keep growing and learning.”
At just under 6ft, Alario is said to be a complete striker, and one that could perfectly match Jurgen Klopp’s system at Liverpool, although the Merseysiders look likely to have Tottenham as rivals for his signature. Compatriot Mauricio Pochettino will certainly hope he can lure him the White Hart Lane.
Toffees aim high with Juve’s prized asset
Across Merseyside to Everton, their manager Ronald Koeman is hoping to continue his fine start since switching from Southampton in the summer by looking to attract more talent top Goodison Park.
One particular name supposedly on their radar today is Juventus youth player Grigoris Kastanos, who has already had two caps for Cyprus to his name.
Now aged 18, Kastanos has already had over a full season in Juve’s Youth Sector and seemingly outgrown them, having smashed in 13 goals in all competitions last term from a number of midfield positions.
The attacker, who has also been linked with Manchester United too, would certainly be one for the future for the Toffees, though could also get a game or two as well if signed at Christmas or next summer.