Ecuadorian side Independiente Valle have announced that their young player, Josue Mauricio Quinonez, will go on trial with Liverpool ahead of a possible move to Merseyside.

In a rather bizarre move, Independiente published Liverpool’s request to take the player on their social media account.

The request was for permission to take the 16-year-old on Liverpool’s U18 tour to Germany.

The club also published a picture of the centre-back flying out to join up with the Reds.

The fact that Liverpool have spotted a young Ecuadorian defender shows how far and wide they cast their scouting net, and time will tell if the youngster is able to earn himself a move to Merseyside.