Liverpool are reportedly in the running for Julian Brandt’s signature as a host of European clubs look set to activate his £20million release clause.
Well-respected journalist Raphael Honigstein reports for ESPN that the Reds and Borussia Dortmund are seen as the most likely contenders for the rising star.
Brandt’s name has been around for years, but the attacking midfielder is still just 23-years-old and will only improve in time.
The German international is valued at around £40million. It’d be an oversight for any European club to turn their nose up at this bargain.
There’s almost certainly going to be a club in each of the top leagues that’ll throw their hat in the ring for Brandt – so he’ll have his pick.
After watching the Reds this season in the Champions League, I’d be surprised if the midfielder wasn’t interested in the prospect of linking up with Jurgen Klopp.
In the same report, Honigstein claims that there’s hope that Bayer Leverkusen will convince Brandt to stay for – at least – another year.
You’d have to imagine the hierarchy at Bayer will be desperate for one of their best players to not improve a league rival. If Liverpool and Dortmund are the most likely destinations for Brandt, you’d have to expect them to try to nudge him over to England.