So successful has Joel Matip’s Bosman transfer been to date, Liverpool are considering bringing in another freebee from the Bundesliga next summer in the shape of Schalke left-back Sead Kolasinac.
That’s according to German publication Bild, who suggest Schalke are desperate to extend the 23-year-old’s contract, having lost skipper Matip to Merseyside before the start of this season.
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Currently though, the Serbian’s deal expires in summer 2017, meaning we’ll be able to freely approach him come January 1st – just two months away.
Jurgen Klopp was heavily criticised before this campaign began for refusing to sign a new left-back and sticking with Alberto Moreno and makeshift defender James Milner.
However, the latter has been superb, while as a deputy – Moreno is a strong option.
It appears though that the opportunity to bring in a natural fullback, free of charge, is too good to turn down.
Kolasinac is feisty, strong and hard-working – with bags of talent to boot. On a Bosman, it seems a smart move, although it might spell the end of Moreno’s Anfield tenure if the rumour solidifies.