Bayer Leverkusen defender Jonathan Tah reportedly wants to leave this summer, and Liverpool have held talks to sign him recently.
According to Sky Sports’ Florian Plettenberg, the 27-year-old hopes to make the next step in his career, and subsequently a transfer has been deemed ‘very likely’ at the end of the season.
The centre-back does have a release clause in his Leverkusen contract, making his exit far simpler.
The Bundesliga outfit have not received any concrete offers as of yet, but the player is amassing interest from clubs in England, Italy and Spain.
As per a recent report from 90min, the Reds are set to battle Newcastle United for Tah’s signature.
It has been said that the Merseyside outfit have ‘spoken to intermediaries’ close to the German, and that he would be open to a move to the Premier League.
Liverpool target Tah wants to leave
Although it may not have been on the club’s radar until this season, the necessity for Liverpool to sign a centre-back has grown exponentially.
Regular starters Joel Matip and Joe Gomez have been quite out of form this term, and there have been suggestions that either player could leave in the summer.
Furthermore, despite his incredible ability, Ibrahima Konate’s injury record may have caused worried behind the scenes at Anfield.
Therefore, another central defender has become a priority this summer.
When Liverpool have been linked with Tah in the past, they have been quoted £25m. With just over two years left on his contract, this could affect his value, meaning he could be available for a similar price now.
With over 200 appearances in the Bundesliga, the 27-year-old is an experienced player who could be a really solid addition for Jurgen Klopp’s squad.