Liverpool are leading the race to sign highly-rated Villarreal striker Luciano Vietto.

The Reds have been linked with the 21 year old who is doing exceedingly well in the La Liga this season and reports in Tuttomercato suggest that the Merseysiders are in pole position to land the player.

Brendan Rodgers has wanted Vietto at Anfield for quite a few months now. There has been constant links with the player and in December, it was reported that the Reds wanted the a newa Sergio Aguero to replace old Kop idol, Luis Suarez.

Liverpool have kept track of the playera s progress by sending regular scouting teams and arereported to be lining up a A?12million bid.

And Vietto has now said that he would be keen on studying these offers, for him.

a If these great teams come forward and make an offer wea ll see,a he told AS about Liverpoola s interest

a The offer would first have to be very good, but it would be very good for me and good for Villarreal.a

The Argentinean was a Liverpool target in the past. In fact, Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Arsenal, Manchester City, Everton, Inter, Napoli, Udinese, Sevilla, Valencia, Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain were all reportedly interested in the player, but he instead ended up joining Spanish side Villarreal in a A?4.85million switch last August. Liverpool have expectedly been linked to him again as a result of his scintillating current form, but the price is naturally almost three times higher.

Vietto can score with both feet and his head. He loves to take on opponents and has great tactical awareness and vision of the game. His reading of the game is his biggest asset. Besides being incredibly talented, he is also very hard-working and is a team player, a huge quality in modern-day strikers.

Vietto has scored 18 goals in 39 matches in all competitions this season and has been a big part of the Yellow Submarine’s great form this season.

Vietto will be a great addition to the Reds squad but the chase is going to be very difficult but Brendan Rodgers and co. should go all out and try to land this gifted footballer as he can be a big player in the near future. With three of Fabio Borini, Mario Balotelli, Iago Aspas and Rickie Lambert expected to be shipped off in the summer, Vietto will be an ideal fit for the Liverpool side and would fight Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi for a first-team spot.