For the past week or so, Brighton & Hove Albion have been credited with an interest in Paraguayan youngster Julio César Enciso.
The 17-year-old is currently representing a side from his own country, Club Libertad. He came up through the ranks of their academy and made his first team debut at 15-years-of-age.
Enciso’s performances for the South American club have drawn attention from the Seagulls and other clubs in Europe.
On January 11th, VERSUS reported Graham Potter’s side ‘already have a formal offer’ to present for the teenager’s services. Club Libertad president Rubén Di Tore has now revealed the Premier League club have taken the necessary steps and have presented a proposal for the Paraguay international.
“There is Brighton’s proposal for Enciso. We are analysing it. We don’t want to sell him just to sell him, but we also don’t want to cut off the possibility of him playing in one of the best leagues in the world,” Di Tore told Versus Radio.
The details of the Brighton’s offer are not revealed by Di Tore. The report, however, adds the Club Libertad chief is not convinced with the bid tabled by the English club.
“If he doesn’t leave now, he will leave later. I see him with more possibilities [to leave] in the next semester [summer], but we will continue analysing,” the president explained.
With Di Tore confirming the player has a chance to leave the club at some point this year, Brighton have an opportunity to sign Enciso, if they can convince Club Libertad.