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Report: Bayer Leverkusen cancel Abdul Fatawu Issahaku talks after Liverpool links

Bayer Leverkusen have pulled out of talks with Abdul Fatawu Issahaku, according to reports. The decision comes after links with Liverpool.

This comes from Kicker. They claim Bayer Leverkusen were very close to a deal with Abdul Fatawu Issahaku. That’s nothing we didn’t already know, however.

Goal claimed this week that was the case, while also making it clear that Liverpool also held interest. You can read our thoughts on that here. But things are now a little muddy.

The Kicker report says Leverkusen are now out of the running. They had a deal all but sewn up, only to lose faith in the player’s agent.

Issahaku’s agent cancelled talks on two consecutive days that could have seen the move pushed over the line. Then a video emerged of said agent in his hotel room where you can overhear talk of a meeting with Liverpool.

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Leverkusen now have strong doubts that this deal is honest. They believe Issahaku’s agent is only pushing for the most profitable deal, rather than trying to secure the best move for his client.

That puts Leverkusen off enough that they’ve cancelled the deal for the 17-year-old.

Leverkusen cancel Abdul Fatawu Issahaku talks

So what does this mean for Liverpool? Well, if Leverkusen are right, we can’t imagine the Reds’ interest holds for long. They won’t want to get involved with an agent who’s deliberately trying to screw them over.

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Perhaps you can overlook that stuff for an experienced, proven player. It’s a lot harder for a 17-year-old with great potential. Liverpool won’t want to introduce a negative element just for a player who may or may not be good.

Issahaku clearly has lots of talent for these clubs to be interested in the first place. That’ll be enough to secure a move to a halfway decent side. However, if he wants to play for an elite club, he or his agent has to change.

The likes of Leverkusen and Liverpool won’t bother with you if you’re hassle.

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