Jurgen Klopp is prepared to trigger the release clause of Bundesliga star in the summer transfer window.
Liverpool, who added much-needed quality all over the pitch over the last three years are trying to increase their squad depth in the forthcoming summer. The Reds have struggled to break down opponents defence sometimes and have scouted plenty of players in Europe over the last few months.
Jurgen Klopp, who has a long shortlist, is preparing a bid for Julian Brandt from Bayer Leverkusen, according to the English publication Mirror. The German International has attracted plenty of European sides over the last few years by establishing himself as one of the best players for the club over the last few years.
Brandt can be released from his contract for as little as 21.5 million pounds in the summer transfer window – a fee which is considered tiny for his experience and calibre in the German top flight.
The 22-year-old was wanted by Jurgen Klopp during the summer of 2017, but he decided to turn them down because he wanted to develop at Germany instead. Operating in a completely different position currently, the Bayer Leverkusen midfielder could find the prospect of leaving to Liverpool as tempting.
The Reds will have to battle against the likes of Juventus and Real Madrid to land lure him away from Bayer Leverkusen. It will be interesting to see where he would end up after being linked with plenty of clubs. Besides Brandt, Jurgen Klopp has been keeping tabs on Leipzig striker Timo Werner, who would be allowed to leave for a fee of 60 million euros. His contract expires in 2020, but Bayern Munich are still leading the race.
Here’s how Twitter has reacted..
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Paul, Ross and Jack are in the studio talking through all of the latest #LFC news! Topics include Rafa Camacho’s Insta post, Salah posing with Hazard and whether Julian Brandt could replace Adam Lallana! https://t.co/fhOJ4EDD2w
— The Redmen TV (@TheRedmenTV) April 17, 2019
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) April 16, 2019
Liverpool are set to be in a three-way battle with Juventus and Real Madrid for Bayern Leverkusen’s Julian Brandt this summer.
Brandt is believed to have a £21.6m release clause in his current deal. [Bild]
Would you like to see him at Liverpool? pic.twitter.com/IWtqZnt8Y3
— Anfield Edition (@AnfieldEdition) April 14, 2019
“I have made no decision, and I will not make one before May 18,” -Julian Brandt (Liverpool one of a few top level clubs interested) pic.twitter.com/bZI3egUG08
— LFC Watch (@Mobyhaque1) April 14, 2019
Liverpool are ready to trigger Julian Brandt’s contract release clause, according to Sport Bild. Brandt can be released from his contract for just £21.5million – a tiny fee considering the calibre of the player and his potential.
— Anfield HQ (@AnfieldHQ) April 17, 2019
Liverpool will travel to FC Porto on Wednesday before taking on Cardiff City three days later in front of the away supporters. The Reds are currently 2-0 up in the Champions League tie and look the favourites to set up a game with Barcelona in the Champions League Semifinals.