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Liverpool an 'option' for Vargas

June 27, 2012
By ESPN staff

Juan Manuel Vargas' agent has claimed "Liverpool are an option" for the Fiorentina winger.

Juan Vargas celebrates Peru's clinching goal in extra-time
GettyImagesJuan Vargas celebrates Peru's clinching goal in extra-time

Vargas, 28, has been linked with a move away from Fiorentina this summer and Liverpool have been mooted as potential suitors.

The Peru international still has a year remaining on his current contract with the Viola, having joined the club from Catania in 2008 for €12 million.

"There is the possibility that he (Vargas) will leave Fiorentina," Vargas' agent, Jorge Cyterszpiler, told tuttomercatoweb.com. "But at this time it's just a rumour and there is nothing official.

"He didn't have the best of seasons and he needs to make up for it next season. Liverpool is an option, but there is also Malaga, which has the attraction of playing in next season's Champions League.

"Does he have a preference with regards to playing the Premier League or the Primera Liga? Vargas likes both leagues as well as the Serie A."