Eduardo Vargas has a list of admirers that seems to grow with each passing day. This will continue as the Chilean marksman led his club, Universidad de Chile, to the Copa Sudamericana championship with two goals in Wednesday's decider, according to the Associated Press.
The two goals to powered Universidad to a 3-0 win over Ecuador's Liga de Quito. The 4-0 aggregate score gave the club its first-ever continental trophy.
The 22-year-old Vargas was the competition's record-breaking scorer. His double act gave him 11 goals in 12 games and puts him in good position to win the South American Player of the Year Award.
"He's an extraordinary player and he deserves what he is living," teammate Diego Rivarola said. "He's got a great future, I hope he does well. After this, he'll surely leave."
Vargas has been linked with a host of top clubs in recent weeks, including AC Milan, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Inter Milan.
LFC manager Kenny Dalglish and soccer director Damien Comolli reportedly sent scouts to watch the Chilean international in action earlier this month.
"He's definitely a player that is attracting a lot of interest," his agent Mark Griffiths said. "A valuation of 10 million euros (£8.5 million)? I think it could be higher than that, maybe around 12-14 million euros (£10-12 million)."
Vargas has nine appearances for Chile and could have difficulty securing a U.K. work permit. He could be granted one on appeal if he makes a switch to a British club.
Watch Vargas score a wonder goal in Wednesday's Copa Sudamericana final in the video below.