Liverpool are being linked with young Dutch striker Jurgen Locadia. The 18-year-old PSV Eindhoven striker only made his league debut at the end of last month when he came on as a substitute against VVV Venlo with 22 minutes to go, but he scored three times in 11 minutes, the first debutant in Holland to score a hat-trick on his debut since 1969 as PSV won 6-0.
The news comes as striker Fabio Borini has been ruled out for three months after fracturing his foot while playing for Italy’s Under-21 side last week leaving just Luis Suarez as the club’s only recognised striker.
The link with Locadia has come from sources in Italy which claims that clubs in Serie A and Germany’s Bundesliga are all monitoring Locadia’s progress. PSV have responded to his impressive debut by extending his current deal to 2017.
“Locadia has many possibilities,” PSV coach Dick Advocaat told Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf.
“He plays with both feet, has a great shot and there is always a threat with him. He is a good player. If you are at that age and you get the chance to play regularly with PSV then that is so good. He’s 18 and would like to play for us.”
Meanwhile Borini has undergone an operation on his foot which he initially damaged during last month’s defeat by Manchester United and aggravated it while on international duty last week.