Reds linked with Prieto
Liverpool have been keeping tabs on Real Sociedad's highly-rated Spanish winger Xabi Prieto.
By Phil Seery
Last Updated: 22/03/11 7:35pm
Liverpool have been keeping tabs on Real Sociedad's highly-rated Spanish winger Xabi Prieto, according to the player's agent Miguel Angel Cermeno.
Prieto, 27, is one of the key members that helped Sociedad win promotion to La Liga last season and his performances have drawn admiring glances from Anfield.
Cermeno has claimed that scouts from the Anfield outfit have been present at a number of games, although he is yet to hear from the Reds.
"No one has been in contact with me yet, although it is true that they (Liverpool) are interested and there have been a few Liverpool scouts watching him at various games," Cermeno said in Marca.
Reports suggest Liverpool would be prepared to pay £10 million (€11.5 million) for Prieto.
The wideman has represented Spain at Under-21 level, but has yet to be capped by the senior side.