Liverpool are targeting a player compared to Ashley Cole – but they'll face stiff competition from Europe's elite.
The Reds have relied on Andrew Robertson since his move from Hull City in 2017, with the Scotland captain becoming one of the best left-backs in world football under the mentorship of Jurgen Klopp. Kostas Tsimikas has been a valuable understudy but never seemed likely to supplant Robertson as first-choice.
But with the Scot now 29, Klopp is looking forward to the future – and might be about to make a huge coup.
Barco is courting the finest in the world at current. Manchester City, Brighton & Hove Albion and Juventus are all said to be interested in the left-back, who bears a similarity to Ashley Cole in his game.
The teenager is extremely comfortable both going forward and backwards, earning plaudits for his intensity out of possession and maturity.
The Argentine's employers, Boca Juniors, may be tempted to sell soon, too: the defender is out of contract in December 2024.
Barco is valued by Transfermarkt to be worth €10 million.
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