Liverpool could be tempted to part ways with left-back Kostas Tsimikas in this summer’s transfer market.
Two-and-a-half years into his career at Anfield, Tsimikas is still stuck behind Andy Robertson as back-up on the left side of defence. And as per journalist David Lynch, Liverpool could look to cash in on him if a reasonable offer comes their way.
“Tsimikas’ contract situation is an interesting one. I think that’s one to keep an eye on going into the summer,” Lynch told YouTube channel Born and Red. “Because I don’t believe there’s talks going on with him at the moment – suggesting if a decent offer came in it’s one Liverpool could look at. He’s one of the few seriously saleable assets Liverpool have got in their squad at the minute.”
With a contract running until 2025, there’s no immediate cause for concern on that front. But with the Reds looking to raise funds for potential incomings, perhaps Kostas could be one sacrificed.
Tsimikas sale something to consider
For a lot of Liverpool fans, the immediate reaction to hearing this news will maybe be one of shock. Tsimikas has been a brilliant signing since arriving in 2020 and is a big part of the Reds squad.
Regardless of what he does on the pitch, he’s also a key man behind the scenes. Just listen to Harvey Elliott talking about his ‘unbelievable’ mate Kostas, and you get an idea of the character he is.
However, there is a counter to that. Having been signed for just £12m, the Greece international would fetch Liverpool a fair bit more than that if sold this summer.
Although a very good player, he is still firmly a back-up in the squad, too. The Reds recruitment team would perhaps back themselves to find a slightly younger reserve who could succeed Robertson two or three years down the line.
So, if they are looking to move him on and raise funds, now would probably be the time to do it.
Should they hold on a year, Tsimikas would lose value with just one season left on his deal. Of course, there’s a chance that he could extend that deal. But as Lynch says, that currently isn’t on the table.
Unless the 26-year-old is happy to continue as a back-up during his peak years, it’s hard to see why he’d commit to a new deal.
As a result, this could be a move that would make sense for everyone. Providing Liverpool plugged the gap in the squad, it’s definitely something to consider. Still, it would be a real wrench to see the ‘Scouse Greek’ leave Anfield behind.
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