According to Portuguese newspaper A Bola:
* Liverpool scouts are keeping tabs on Salvio, a 24-year old Argentina international.
* Milan are allegedly ahead of both LFC and Man Utd in the race for the player's signature.
When asked recently about Salvio's future, his agent, Agustin Jimenez, told reporters:
"After a big season it is normal that significant clubs will be interested. Now the decision is in the hands of Benfica. Salvio is content at the club but he is open to the possibility of a move."
Some info about Salvio:
* Last summer, Benfica slapped a £34m price tag on the Argentinian.
* 6 major trophies to his name so far
* 2x Europa League winner with Atletico.
* Holds the record for most Europa League apps (38)
* Often compared to Man City striker Sergio Aguero.
* Predominantly plays as a right winger.
* 2013-14: Missed 6 months of the season with a knee injury.
* 5 apps for the Argentina national team.
* 28 goals/21 assists in 121 apps for Benfica.
* 10 goals/5 assists in 69 apps for Atletico Madrid.
* Career Total: 52 goals/31 assists in 235 apps.
* Goal/Assist every 2.8 games
Salvio seems to have a lot of potential, but if Liverpool are going to spend £34m on an attacking player, it had better be someone with better creative stats than this. A winger's primary role is to create and score goals, and Salvio's assist-record is one every 7.5 games, which is not the greatest.
Plus, like Coutinho, Sterling, and Markovic, he's quite a small player, and the LFC is already stacked with players who are easily pushed off the ball. Perhaps it's time to shake things up a bit and get a physically imposing winger/attacker for a change?
Author: Jaimie K