Jurgen Klopp Targeting Bundesliga Star For Summer Move
Jurgen Klopp looks to be focusing more on the Summer transfer window rather than the current Winter one, with the Liverpool manager reportedly planning a move for Bayer Leverkusen's Julian Brandt.
The 20-year-old attacker is also, unsurprisingly, wanted by Bayern Munich, who made an approach for him last Summer but were knocked back by the Germany international.
Liverpool are eyeing a summer move for Bayer Leverkusen winger Julian Brandt. #lfc (James Pearce)- Anfield HQ (@AnfieldHQ) January 10, 2017
The Liverpool Echo are reporting that the Reds are willing to start the bidding with an offer of £20m, which is expected to be matched by Bayern. Klopp is said to have been an admirer of Brandt's for some time, with Liverpool monitoring the youngster's development over the past year.
Brandt, who arrived at the BayArena in 2014 from Wolfsburg and is contracted to Leverkusen until 2019.
BILD report Julian Brandt has a buy-out clause of €20m (active in 2018), Bernd Leno €18m and Lars Bender €15m (active until end of April).- Kev-Maxi:chart_with_upwards_trend: (@FussballKevMaxi) December 30, 2016
In news that may lend encouragement to Liverpool in their pursuit of the Leverkusen attacker, Brandt recently told Bild "I would not be scared to dismiss Bayern for a second time. The same goes for other clubs too."
(H/T Liverpool Echo)
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