Liverpool director of football Damien Comolli is looking to build on the bridges that were established when the 20-year-centre half joined the club last month, and he is hoping they can reach agreement over more talent in the future.
"I've got to thank the people from Nacional, the directors and their chairman, because they have been very helpful," Comolli told the Echo.
"They tried to help the player complete his will which was to come here. They tried to find a solution for us to make it happen.
"We now have strong links with them because both Luis Suarez and Sebastian Coates have come from this club and been developed by their academy.
"We are talking about a partnership with them that we would like to create over the next three, four or five years, to see if there is more talent coming through.
"Maybe we can help them to develop their standards and in turn have the ability to bring those young players here."