Barcelona are monitoring the progress of Ecuadorian winger Gonzalo Plata of Independiente del Valle, according to Diario Sport.
The 18-year-old has excited local scouts in the Ecuadorian league although Barca are reported to be wary over signing such an unknown.
“In a couple of years I see myself in the biggest teams in Europe, I always want to be among the best,” Plata is cited as saying by the report.
“These are rumours, it is talking about a possibility to go to Barca, there was an emissary from the club, he saw me play and he liked my game.”
Meanwhile, the player’s agent Manuel Sierra has added: “I have been asked about Plata, many clubs want to know the situation of him with Independiente.
“We believe that, due to his characteristics as a footballer, he could move to Europe in the near future.
“At the moment There is nothing (in terms of solid offers) in particular but I'm excited to go to Barcelona.”
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