Alex Rogers provides the low-down on a few of Liverpool’s rumoured transfer targets. The Euros often offers a good chance to scout potential players.
With the Euros well under way, it’s been a great chance to have a look at the many players we have been linked with over the last few months.
Jonas Hector, who we’ve been heavily linked with for what seems like an eternity now, had a very good game against Ukraine with 66 touches and a very impressive 91% pass accuracy. Hector is a very defensively sound left back it seems. If the rumoured fee for him being £12 million is to be believed, Liverpool should definitely try their luck.
Another player rumoured to be linked with us is Shkodran Mustafi who also had a solid game for Germany against Ukraine. Mustafi kicked off the scoring in the game with a with a lovely header to put the World champions ahead. Mustafi started the game ahead of the injured Mats Hummels and took his opportunity well. The game wasn’t perfect for Shkodran as a misunderstanding with Neuer and a header back to the keeper almost ended with an own goal. Nevertheless, with Skrtel almost certainly out the door, Mustafi would be a great replacement.
Yarmolenko, on the the other hand, failed to make an impact on the game. Credit given where it’s due though, if anyone was to score for Ukraine, it looked like it would be Yarmolenko. However, he didn’t score, so it didn’t matter. Liverpool have been linked with the Ukrainian for a while now with his agent confirming that he had talks with Liverpool in an Instagram post.
Now for the most controversial of transfer targets, Mario Götze. I know, I know, many people believe it’s time to let go and accept that this is a transfer that just won’t happen. But with James Pierce himself saying that the Götze saga is not over just yet and Bayern Munich trying to force him out with reports saying that they will refuse to include him in their Champions League squad if he stays, there seems to be some hope left. However, Mario had a game to forget against Ukraine. Playing in the false nine position did not do him any favours it seems with Götze failing to make much impact in the game.
Zielinski was an unused sub against Northern Ireland so there isn’t really much to say on that front apart from the fact his agent has confirmed that he won’t be going to Napoli so a move to Liverpool seems a step closer. A rumoured bid of £9.5 million has been submitted so only time will tell what will happen.
As usual, the common denominator in Liverpool’s transfer targets is that they’re German. As the Euros go on, I’m sure we will see a lot more from our potential new Red men.