Liverpool could be very tempted to sell 'unbelievable' £12m defender this summer
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Liverpool could be very tempted to sell 'unbelievable' £12m defender this summer

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.

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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.

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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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