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Liverpool close to capturing the man Mexicans call “the kid Torres”

| 20.07.2011

Mexican under-17 international Marco Bueno has been invited to train with Liverpool in a 10-day trial.

Having helped the Mexico under-17 side win the under-17 World Cup 10 days ago, Bueno has become one of the most wanted young talents in world football.

Bueno currently plies his trade with Mexican club Pachuca but the 17-year-old looks certain to take up Liverpool’s offer of a trial and could be a Reds player by the start of the new season.

Andres Fasi, vice-president of Pachuca said: “We are conducting negotiations with Liverpool, and possibly, on August 1, Marco Bueno will pay a visit to Liverpool.

“We have practically closed negotiations with them. They want to buy 100% of the rights.”

Nicknamed El Nino Torres Mexicano, Bueno started all but one of his country’s games in the under-17 World Cup but scored in the one game in which he appeared as a substitute.

Bueno was outshone by his striker partner and team-mate Julio Gomez who ended the tournament with the Golden Boot thanks to his three goals, but as a 16-year-old there are complications to signing Gomez.

Despite scoring just one of Mexico’s 17 goals, the striker was instrumental in helping his side maintain a 100% record in the competition and Liverpool fans can be hopeful that the youngster matures into a strong player.

Liverpool’s reserve team manager Pep Segura is responsible for bringing through Lionel Messi, Andreas Iniesta, Cesc Fabregas and Gerard Pique when he was Barcelona’s technical director and Bueno will be in good hands should he make the transition to Merseyside.



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.