Liverpool supporters seem to be unanimously calling for a new midfielder to be added to the squad and it now appears that one possible target is ruling himself out of a move to Merseyside.
As reported by GOAL (via BBC Sport): ‘Dutch midfielder Teun Koopmeiners, 24, says it is “nice to see” him being linked with Liverpool but that he is “100% focused on Atalanta” and “so happy” to play for the Serie A side’.
Teun Koopmeiners is clearly enjoying his football in Italy at the moment and doesn’t appear to be too close to a move to ourselves, or anyone else for that matter, in the near future.
For the 24-year-old to comment on the Reds, it may show that he has had some contact with the club but with two-and-a-half years left on his current deal – there’s plenty of room for further negotiations.
The defensive midfielder can play anywhere across a midfield three and could have been a useful option having only missed two games through injury in the past two seasons, he could have added some much-needed durability too.
For now, it looks like the Dutchman will continue to ply his trade in Serie A but if this is the summer of midfield signings – he could be a name to look out for.