As the international break finally comes to an end and Liverpool prepare for a decisive week in their pursuit of a top-four Premier League finish, the transfer rumour mill continues to gather pace ahead of what will be a significant summer at Anfield regardless of whether or not Jurgen Klopp’s side are playing Champions League football next season.
Albeit the talk of Jude Bellingham, Mason Mount and midfielders generally continues to dominate the majority of the headlines, links to possible central defensive reinforcements have also started to emerge in recent days.
Most recently, a report from David Maddock for The Mirror claimed that the Reds were keen on Eintracht Frankfurt star and soon-to-be free agent, Evan Ndicka.
On this week’s episode of Journo Insight, we asked GOAL’S Liverpool FC correspondent Neil Jones about those rumours…
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Neil said: “Unfortunately the conversations I’ve had about this player, have been, I wouldn’t say a hard no but a firm no.
“He obviously looks like he’s going to move this summer. There are a lot of clubs also linked in that story.
“When I looked at it I thought, a young lad from the Bundesliga, played Europa League, played Champions League, France Under 21, good size, free transfer. That makes a lot of sense but I have to say, the people I’ve spoken to around the club have poured cold water on it. I believe them to be fair.”
As Neil alludes to this is certainly a deal that would make a lot of sense given the profile of Ndicka and the uncertain future of more than one central defender currently within Klopp’s ranks.
At just 23, the Frenchman has already amassed 190 senior domestic outings and was described as a ‘great talent’ by European journalist Antonio Mango recently. Also, factoring in the major investment required this summer, signing a player of Ndicka’s ilk for free would seem to make an abundance of sense.
However, with Jones seemingly all but ruling out this move, perhaps Liverpool have bigger summer plans lined up to solve an impending defensive dilemma…
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