Liverpool are thought to be in the market for a midfielder this summer. The Reds are a man light in the middle and this needs resolving. Liverpool linked Christoph Baumgartner has responded to speculation linking him with the Reds.
Liverpool linked with Christoph Baumgartner
Hailed as the next Michael Ballack, Christoph Baumgartner is currently plying his trade at Hoffenheim.
The 21-year-old Austrian star is the Bundesliga side’s utility man, according to WhoScored he turned out in nine different positions last term.
He has cropped up everywhere ahead of the halfway line for the German side.
According to Kicker, Liverpool are interested in Christoph Baumgartner.
The Reds are joined by Manchester United in admiring the talented young Austrian.
However, the outlet has stated that it would take a ‘mega-offer’ to take him from Hoffenheim.
Christoph Baumgartner on Liverpool interest
Given the interest around the player he’s been quizzed on what he thinks of the situation.
Christoph Baumgartner issued a thoroughly professional response to reported Liverpool interest, telling SportBild:
“I definitely extended my contract in March with the intention of playing here next season.
“I see the best opportunity here to develop myself further. For me that means: continuous performance at a high level, with even more upward strides.”
What RTK has to say
Another season at Hoffenheim is probably the best thing for the youngster.
He’s still just 21-years-old, it’d be a huge step to come to the Premier League now.
If he continues to develop for another year as a regular starter then he could find himself walking into a top side next term.