Liverpool’s summer transfer business has gotten underway. The Reds have started making the predicted tweaks to their playing staff with the club set to bring in a new backup left back imminently – Melissa Reddy has reported that Kostas Tsimikas is set to undergo a medical next week ahead of a €13m move. Liverpool signing Kostas Tsimikas is an ideal move, here’s three reasons why:
Win everything with kids
Kostas Tsimikas is just 24-years old, meaning he arrives with a good balance of youth and experience.
The Greek international is old enough to have substantial first team experience but is young enough to improve in the years to come.
We can expect Andy Robertson to remain as first choice for the years to come but he will now hopefully have a natural successor in place for when he is past his peak.
Given his combination of youth and experience Tsimikas is an ideal deputy for Robbo, we will be able to rely on him when the Scotland captain needs a rest.
Liverpool bag Tsimikas bargain
In today’s market Liverpool signing Kostas Tsimikas for just €13m is an absolute bargain. For context, The Mirror reported this month that Chelsea will have to pay £80m to sign left back Ben Chilwell.
This fee should come as no surprise to Kopites, in recent years we have seen the club focus on targeting value in the transfer market as opposed to hunting the world’s most coveted stars.
Bringing in the defender for such a snip will help make further transfer moves possible later in the window, the club still need another centre back and some top quality cover for the front three.
Title winning experience
Winning league titles takes character, it takes a special group of players with the right mentality – Kopites learned this the hard way in 2013/14.
Liverpool will be signing Kostas Tsimikas on the back of the left back lifting the league title in Greece with Olympiacos.
The Reds will be looking to defend the the Premier League next season, signing focused and determined squad players will be key to retaining their crown.
There’s no point bringing in squad players who don’t have the mentality to step into the side when needed, to run the extra yard to defend those three points when the title race is hotting up.