Date:23rd August 2011 at 8:00pm
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Forget Scott Dan, Ryan Shawcross or Gary Cahill to be the new centre-back signing for Liverpool. Reports today are suggesting that Liverpool are closing in on Uruguay’s centre-back Sebastian Coates.

Coates who is only 20-years-old was named the Best Young Player at this summer’s Copa America as he helped Uruguay win the title. The young defender was expected to secure a move to FC Porto after a proposed move to São Paulo collapsed earlier this summer but it now looks like he will be headed to the Premier League with Liverpool and Manchester City both interested.

Now if Coates is to chose between the two clubs, the influence of Luis Suarez at Anfield may help the defender join us for a fee thought to be £12million. With Liverpool having let Soto go to Wolfsburg, we need to sure-up our central defence.

Coates himself is not sure about his future at this stage. “This week I will talk about offers and decide whether to go or stay here”, Coates told Ovacion.

What do you think of this potential signing? Should we rather sign someone like Cahill or Dann who have Premier League experience?