Liverpool set to grant international star dream move with World Cup springboard offering big chance

Alexis Vega, Mexico, July 2021 Credit: Alamy
Alexis Vega, Mexico, July 2021 Credit: Alamy

Liverpool have been keeping an eye on Mexican Alexis Vega, and a good World Cup campaign could grant the star his European dream.

Vega has plied his trade in his native Mexico for his entire career. The forward has been a useful asset for Chivas since moving from Deportivo Toluca in 2019.

In 121 games for his current side, Vega has scored 24 goals and provided 23 assists.

Indeed, it is clear he has both an eye for a goal and for a pass. Those are useful traits to have given he plays either through the middle, or on the wing.

It has not only been Chivas that have felt the benefit of his abilities, but Mexico, too.

Vega has played 21 times for his country, scoring four goals and chipping in with three assists in that time.

With the World Cup just around the corner, the winger will be hoping for a place in Mexico’s team. The fact that he is in good form, having contributed to seven goals this season, should help his cause.

As should his form for Mexico. Vega scored the opening goal from the penalty spot in his last appearance, a 3-2 loss to Colombia.

World Cup springboard could grant Vega big move

A good World Cup campaign could offer Vega the chance at a big move. According to GIVEMESPORT, the winger is being tracked by Liverpool, as well as Real Madrid, Chelsea and Wolves.

He is also the subject of interest from Mexican side Tigres. However, the report states that he is not expected to make a move until he has ‘showcased himself’ on the big stage.

A good World Cup could certainly be the springboard for a big move. It is often the case that player’s talents are identified during the World Cup, and make a big move not long after.

He is expected to play a big role for Mexico, too, with Jesus Corona ruled out.

Moving to one of the interested European sides would be massive for Vega. Indeed, the Mexican has ‘always spoken’ about his ‘dream’ to make it to Europe, and now is a great time to show he is ready to do so.

Vega fits the bill for Liverpool

A move to Liverpool could be a fitting one for both the player and the side. Jurgen Klopp likes forwards that can play across the front line: Mohamed Salah and Diogo Jota, particularly, are prime examples of that.

Vega has played the majority of his career as a striker, but has also been utilised on the left wing on multiple occasions.

His pace, ability to beat a man and eye for goal make him a threat either through the middle, or on the flanks.

As such, should the World Cup showcase those talents, a move to Liverpool could come to fruition.

Meanwhile, the Reds could sign another forward, who is the subject of a lot of interest.

JW

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