According to a report in the Mirror, Spanish side Espanyol are targeting a January move for Liverpool forward Jerome Sinclair as they look to take advantage of his contract situation.
The former West Bromwich Albion academy prospect joined Liverpool in 2011 and immediately drew comparisons with Raheem Sterling due to his speed and style of play.
However, his career hasn’t quite taken off in the same way as his former teammate despite scoring an abundance of goals in the club’s youth teams.
The 19-year-old’s contract with Liverpool expires this summer and with talks stalling between the player and club, he could be free to move at the end of the season.
The Mirror reports that the club are anxious not to lose him, but his situation has alerted a number of potential suitors with Espanyol surprisingly leading the way for his signature.
“Liverpool teenager Jerome Sinclair is a target for Spain's Espanyol in January. Sinclair, 19, is out of contract next summer and the Barcelona-based club are keen to sign the promising forward,” the report states.
Espanyol are currently experiencing a solid yet unspectacular campaign in La Liga, occupying 12th position following their latest 1-0 victory over Las Palmas at the weekend.
Sinclair hasn’t really tasted professional football yet, having played just twice for the Liverpool first-team in recent years and featuring sparringly during a brief spell at Wigan Athletic on loan.
But the youngster has talent, and the Merseyside outfit would be wise to keep a hold of him if only to loan him out with the idea of potentially selling him on for a fee in the future.