Liverpool move closer to signing Gotze and his German team mate
Liverpool’s new boss Jurgen Klopp will finally get a chance to get the players he wants to Anfield after the end of a turbulent debut season for the German.
For a long time, Liverpool have not been able to attract world-class talent to the club but the arrival of Jurgen Klopp is set to change it for good as a number of star players are set to move to Anfield at the end of this season.
The biggest news for Liverpool fans will be the fact that World Cup winning goal scorer Mario Gotze is moving closer to a transfer to Liverpool this summer.
The 23-year old recently revealed that he plans to move to the Premier League and also spoke about a possible reunion with Jurgen Klopp, the man who helped him move up the ranks at Borussia Dortmund in his time there.
Gotze, currently and Bayern Munich player has fallen down the pecking order under Pep Guardiola and has managed to make just 12 starts for the club this season. But even as the Spaniard is set to be replaced by Carlo Ancelotti next season, Gotze has made it clear that he has no intentions of playing at the Allianz Arena next season.
The 23-year old moved to Bayern on a 3-year contract in 2014 and only has 12 months left before it runs out. However, the German international has revealed that he will not sign an extension leaving Bayern no choice but to sell him this summer to recuperate the money they paid for him.
This deal needs to wait for the transfer window to open and meanwhile, Klopp has also identified another German national to improve his squad at Anfield.
Jonas Hector of Cologne is understood to be high on the wish list for Klopp this summer and has been reportedly monitoring the youngster recently.
It is reported that Klopp had a couple of scouts in the stands in the Germany vs England game where Hector was chosen to start on the left flank of the back four for the Champions.
He played the whole game against England and is close to establishing himself as a regular starter for his national team.
The 25-year old is also comfortable playing in a midfield role and his versatility will give Klopp plenty of options going into the next season.
The Bundesliga franchise is ready to let the player leave for a £12 million transfer fee and with Hector potentially a huge update on Alberto Moreno of the current squad, Klopp will not be wary of splashing the cash.
These two signings have the potential to lift the current Liverpool squad into top-4 challenges and if Klopp can get his management right, days of constant silverware might just be back at the Merseyside.
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