Liverpool are keeping tabs on Real Madrid's Scottish youngster Jack Harper ahead of a potential swoop for the 17-year-old according to the Daily Mail.
Harper was born in Spain but has Scottish parents, and is apparently being tracked by a number of clubs.
Amongst his suitors are Liverpool and Manchester City according to the Daily Mail, and scouts from the latter were present to watch him in action when he lined up for Real Madrid in their UEFA Youth League victory over Basel last week.
Harper is highly rated in Spain and is the U16 captain for his birth country, however he could be tempted with a move back to Britain and it seems as though both Liverpool and Manchester City would be willing to offer him a move.
The 17-year-old is a creative midfielder type who would fit in well at Liverpool. The fear if he were to move to Manchester City though is that his path would be blocked and his development would be stunted as a result.
Real Madrid may be more inclined to let him go to Liverpool, because according to the Daily Mail the Spanish giants are taking a look at Reds youngster Pedro Chirivella. He's been labelled as the next Xabi Alonso, who left Madrid to join Bayern Munich this summer.
The 17-year-old joined Liverpool from Valencia despite reported interest from Barcelona, but now there is a chance that he could be on his way back to Spain.
Chirivella is playing in Liverpool's U21 squad as things stand and has trained with the first team in the past.
Liverpool have a history of snapping up the best youngsters form Spain, while Manchester City have connections with the country thanks to Txikt Begiristain and Ferran Soriano, the club's Director of Football and Chief Executive Officer respectively.
Away from the transfer market and both Liverpool and Manchester City enjoyed mixed fortunes in the Premier League. The Reds stumbled to a 3-1 defeat against West Ham while City battled to a 1-1 draw with title rivals Chelsea.
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