Liverpool have turned down an offer from Napoli for Kostas Tsimikas, according to reports. The Greek full-back looks set to stay.
This comes from Italian journalist Ciro Venerato, per Arena Napoli. He claims Napoli recently made an offer for Kostas Tsimikas.
They want the 25-year-old on loan this season but Liverpool told them no. Venerato says the Reds don’t want to let him go on loan.
Now, it’s not clear if Liverpool are open to an outright sale but it seems unlikely. They’d surely have started negotiations with Napoli in that case, rather than dismissed them.
It appears Tsimikas will stay, then. And that’s a great thing in our eyes.
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We’ve been very impressed with Tsimikas over pre-season, making this a strange time to entertain offers. We fully expect him to stay.
Not that it would be the biggest shock in the world if he were to leave. His debut season was a very difficult one, with Tsimikas only picking up six Premier League minutes.
That doesn’t exactly scream ‘integral first-team player’. But injuries all over the squad, and to Tsimikas himself, explains all of that.
Now that he’s finally getting some games, albeit in pre-season, we’re seeing what the left-back is about. And for us, it’s exciting.
Tsimikas looks like the kind of player Liverpool love. That most clubs love, in truth. He’s aggressive, energetic, and wants to be a part of the action.
We think he’s looking great at the moment and his assist against Hertha BSC on Thursday was great to see. It showed his best – charging forward to steal the ball, breaking into the box, and getting his head up to find a goalscorer.
So we’re glad Tsimikas appears set to stay. He could play a decent role this season as Liverpool look to correct the disaster that was last year.