Juventus and Atletico lead Vietto chase

The 19-year-old forward has courted interest from Italy and Spain following a series of impressive performances for Racing, but no offer has yet been tabled
By Alfredo Merlo

Racing striker Luciano Vietto is edging nearer to securing a move to Europe after attracting interest from some of the continent's leading clubs.

Juventus, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla are among those understood to be keen on luring the 19-year-old away from Argentina in the future, and are believed to be considering offers for the player.

The company owned by the player's agent, Jorge Cyterszpiller, confirmed it had been inundated with enquiries regarding the starlet, but stressed an official offer had yet to be tabled by any would-be suitors.

A company spokesperson told Goal: "There is an interest from Juventus, Sevilla and Atletico Madrid for Luciano Vietto.

"They haven't made any formal offers for the player yet, but we are not surprised by this interest in him as we have been getting calls from top football directors from different clubs."

Vietto, who has been capped by Argentina at Under-20 level, was handed his professional debut by Atleti coach Diego Simeone, and the former midfielder is understood to be interested in teaming up with the youngster once more.

"Diego Simeone considers Vietto to be a very valuable player and it is understandable that Atletico Madrid are interested in him," the spokesperson added.

Cyterszpiller is due to fly to Europe in the coming weeks, but it is understood to be part of a routine annual trip and therefore could have no impact on Vietto's future.

The striker has netted 11 times in 29 appearances for Racing this season.