Brighton and Hove Albion are continuing to monitor Peruvian youngster Piero Quispe, with current club Universitario more than prepared for a sale.
That’s according to Wapa.pe, who cover various comments on the youngster today as he continues to be linked with a move away.
Reports earlier this year first linked Brighton with a move for Quispe, although claims they had made a bid for him were ultimately dismissed.
He’s very much a player that they are keeping their eye on, though, with reports making it clear he’s on the list and could be the latest South American talent that they bring to Europe.
Indeed, a report earlier this month made it clear Brighton were one of three Premier League clubs monitoring the youngster’s performances ahead of a potential move, something journalist Christian Martín backs up.
Whether that leads to a move remains to be seen, with Brighton likely to be doing extensive homework on Quispe before deciding if he’s worth bringing to England.
While he would very much be one for the future should they sign him, it would mean depriving his current club Universitario of a player who has been key to them this season, with six goals and two assists in 42 games and 2946 minutes.
It seems there is a plan in place either way, though, with sports director Manuel Barreto commenting on a potential move away.
“There is obviously (the possibility of him leaving), even though I consider that the best thing is for the growth process to continue to play in a group stage of the Copa Libertadores,” he is quoted as saying on the Tiempu crema programme on Nativa.
“Knowing how well he has been doing, he has been having many margins for improvement. (Playing the Libertadores) is a great opportunity that will be valued more, due to the possibility of leaving. We activate scenarios, such as the sale of a player. We have to know what we are going to do to make his departure happen.”