Who’s going to signal Gvardiol?
The Croatian’s contract on the Purple Bull Enviornment is not set to run out till 2027, however following his spectacular performances for his nation on the World Cup final yr, alongside his shows within the Bundesliga, he has caught the eyes of extra than simply Jurgen Klopp.
The Reds, Manchester Metropolis and Chelsea have all been credited with an curiosity within the 21-year-old, who has made it public information to his admirers that it is his dream to sooner or later full a transfer to a membership within the English top-flight. In line with 90min, the Merseyside outfit have already despatched scouts to observe the centre-back in motion in order that they’ll commonly monitor his state of affairs forward of the upcoming window.
Sky Sports activities reporter Florian Plettenberg earlier this month claimed that regardless of there being a real admiration, the 2 golf equipment have not but held any sort of negotations concerning a possible deal, and while which may be the case, it seems like they’re assured that an settlement may be reached forward of their fellow rivals.
In line with Soccer Insider, Liverpool are “nicely positioned” and are “within the working” to signal Gvardiol this summer time, who has grow to be one of the vital “sought-after” defenders in the marketplace proper now. The Anfield-based aspect maintain a “concrete curiosity” of their goal however are absolutely conscious of the “sturdy competitors” they face with Manchester United and Actual Madrid additionally within the race for his signature, alongside the 2 different earlier named potential suitors.
Klopp is believed to view his goal as an “perfect associate” for Virgil Van Dijk and is therfore “pushing” the hierarchy to closely put money into the months forward, with a £97m launch clause set to grow to be lively in his contract from 2024.
Is Gvardiol an acceptable match for Liverpool?
Gvardiol has been dubbed “elegant” and a “gladiator” by journalist Ryan Taylor and he would most actually be the proper profile of centre-back to place pen to paper at Liverpool in the summertime window later within the yr.
The left-footed ace is at present averaging 2.4 clearances per league sport, displaying the rock he may be on the coronary heart of the backline, however he additionally ranks within the 98th percentile for many profitable take-ons, highlighting his want to drive ahead when taking part in out from the again to push his group as excessive up the pitch as attainable – he additionally has eight aim contributions throughout his time at Leipzig.
The Zagreb native additionally has the flexibility to function at left-back alongside his pure centre-back place, which is a good high quality for the boss to have at his disposal given the variety of defensive accidents which have occured this season.