Despite the January not opening for another three months, Liverpool are reportedly closing in on making their first winter signing.
That’s according to a recent report from Spanish outlet Fichajes, who claim Jurgen Klopp is pushing to sign Bayer Leverkusen centre-back Piero Hincapie.
Although Hincapie, 21, has failed to start a league game so far this season, his contributions last term, which included 27 Bundesliga starts, have seen him emerge as one of Europe’s most exciting young defenders.
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And ahead of what looks to be an important winter transfer window for the 21-year-old, Klopp is thought to be keen to bolster the Reds’ squad with the centre-back position one of his top priorities.
Even though the Ecuador international is valued at around £30 million (Transfermarkt), Fichajes claims the Premier League giants are in ‘advanced talks’ over a potential £55 million deal.
Should a final agreement be reached between both clubs, Hincapie would become Liverpool’s sixth most expensive signing just behind Naby Keita (£52 million), Alisson (£54 million), Dominik Szoboszlai (£60 million), Darwin Nunez (£69 million) and Virgil Van Dijk (£73 million).
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Author : Andrew Walker
Publish date : 2023-09-18 17:41:19
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