Duncan Castles has predicted that Liverpool will miss out on signing Christian Pulisic in the future, with the forward more likely to move to Bayern Munich.
The Premier League transfer window has slammed shut and aside from Danny Ings’ move to Southampton, the Reds were not involved in any last-minute business as Klopp prepares to start the new season with the squad he has.
The German was rumoured to be interested in signing Christian Pulisic from former club Borussia Dortmund but baulked at the 19-year-old’s £62million price tag and would rather wait 12 months in the hope he can get him for less.
According to Duncan Castles, the Reds won’t succeed in their ambitions of signing the BVB attacker as Bayern Munich look to raid their Bundesliga rivals yet again.
Speaking on the Transfer Window Podcast (via the Daily Star) Castles said: “We could see a transfer in this window. He’s a player who is of interest to all the top clubs in England.
“He’s a very skillful, precocious talent at 19 years of age – he’s been a key player in Borussia Dortmund’s team for two seasons.
“And he also comes with this status of being the biggest name in the American game. Liverpool have bid for the player several years ago to try and get him at a low price.
“I think they are not going to bid this summer. Chelsea have had a long hard look at him as a potential replacement.
“He’s one of the players they have been examining. But I think the most likely destination for him as things stand is Bayern Munich. One of the reasons Arturo Vidal was sold was to raise revenue to enable the purchase of Pulisic.
“Bayern have been working on a deal in the background for a long time. He only has two years left on his contract. Dortmund know they are going to lose the player, he won’t sign a new contract.”