Having spent months and months trying to sign Mario Gotze, so far to no avail, it appears we might have turned our attentions to his midfield team-mate Pierre Højbjerg.
The 20-year-old Dane is very highly rated, but hasn’t been able to force his way into the first-team, and has spent time on loan at Augsburg and Schalke.
Now the German champions have signed Renato Sanches, who is only 18 but will be ahead of Højbjerg in the pecking order due to his mammoth price-tag. Xabi Alonso has extended his contract, while Arturo Vidal, Josh Kimmich, Thiago and Javi Martinez – not to mention David Alaba and Philipp Lahm – all provide better midfield options right now.
As a result, the centre-mid has admitted he’s looking for a new club.
“Club hunting sounds a little desperate,” Højbjerg told DW Sports. “I’m going out and finding the right match, I’ll go out and find something that suits me. However, it is clear that it does not need to be a top club. I need to find a place where there is perspective.
“It’s important there’s perspective, because I’m only 20 years old and already have a lot of experience. I have a really good feeling.
“I’m just happy that I have learned and I am happy that I have got so much in there. I know it is valuable for my future. Of course I would like to play for Bayern Munich. It is one of the best clubs in the world, but on the other hand there is a way to get there. And maybe we’ll meet again.
“It’s about the right match. Whether it’s Spain, Italy, England or Germany is to be seen.”
Jurgen Klopp’s biographer Lee Price, who also authored The Bundesliga Blueprint, reckons the Dane could make a Merseyside switch to work with Liverpool’s boss.
“Højbjerg is a real talent, a class act in midfield with bags of potential. He’s just the type of player Klopp likes.”
If we acquired Bundesliga duo Hojberg and Borussia Monchengladbach’s Mamoud Dahoud, we’d have two very talented 20-year-olds on our books for the new campaign. We’ve already acquired Marko Grujic, also 20, so it looks for all the world that Klopp is trying to forge a squad full of youngsters with potential for huge improvement.
He did the same at Borussia Dortmund and won two titles, so we’re happy to sit back and watch Klopp work his transfer window magic – even if it seems a little unorthodox!