German goalkeeper Timo Horn has been asked about a summer switch to Liverpool after reports that Jurgen Klopp sent scouts to Cologne to watch the stopper.
“We will see,” Horn told The Set Pieces, when asked about an English transfer. “I have a long contract [until 2019] in Cologne and my heart is in Cologne. I think we will talk about it with the manager [Peter Stöger], Jörg Schmadtke and also the goalkeeper trainer and then we will see what comes next.”
The report suggests that Horn’s release clause is just £7m, which would surely make his potential transfer a no-brainer.
At just 22-years-old, Horn’s already established a reputation as one of the Bundesliga’s most reliable keepers. In fact, German publication Kicker have rated him above Manuel Neuer, widely regarded as the best in the world, based on this season’s performances.
Many Liverpool fans will welcome Horn’s subtle suggestions that a move is possible, as Simon Mignolet committed yet another blunder at the weekend against Newcastle.
The Belgian came for a cross and missed it, enabling Rafa Benitez’s side a way back into the game. Ultimately the mistake cost us two points, and it wasn’t the first time a Mignolet howler has directly stopped us winning a game.
Horn’s a huge talent, and at 22, he could come in and compete for the no.1 spot rather than directly taking it from Mignolet – which might be necessary considering our 28-year-old signed a five year contract earlier this season.