Liverpool miss out on Argentine wonderkid after trial

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Liverpool have missed out on Argentine youngster Juan Lescano.

The 17-year-old striker has been snapped up by new Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho, who pounced for the player following work permit complications put an end to Liverpool's chances.

Lescano has spent several months training with the youth team, impressing coaching staff at the Melwood base after being picked up by former manager Rafael Benitez.

The Argentinean teenager was to be offered a permanent deal to stay at Anfield this summer, but after issues regarding an application to stay in the country, Los Blancos pounced for the highly-rated player.

Explaining the decision to, Lescano said: "At Liverpool people like [Javier] Mascherano and [Emiliano] Insua helped me a lot, but after the legal problems this is a big opportunity for me."

It's unknown if Insua's exit and Mascherano's uncertain future player a part in Lescano's decision, but the player dubbed 'the new Drogba' will now join Madrid's Castilla (B and C) sides in a bid to gain experience before challenging for a place in the first team at the Santiago Bernabeu.

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