Luciano Vietto's astronomical rise to prominence has got club presidents the length and breadth of Spain fingering their cheque books. After less than a season in Europe the 21-year-old Villarreal striker is not short of suitors after hitting 11 league goals for his side. The former Racing de Avellanada player has left plenty of observers open-mouthed this season and his performance at the Bernabéu on Sunday night has apparently excited the interest of Real Madrid.
According to Vietto's agent, Jorge Cyterszpiler, Florentino Pérez has joined the chase for the forward. "We know that a lot of bug clubs are watching Luciano Vietto. There is a lot of competition for him. He could sign for Liverpool, we know that he is admired by the Reds, as well as Real Madrid and two Bundesliga clubs. I think he could leave Villarreal in the summer," said Cyterszpiler at a public event.
Vietto's release clause stands at 10 million euros, which is well within the range of the league's big clubs. Real Madrid have been combing the market for some time for a player to give Karim Benzema a bit of competition at the Bernabéu and Vietto's name has risen swiftly to the top of the list.