13 Oct 2016

Transfer Update: Liverpool chase 'insanely good' €30m star who wants to 'work with Klopp'

Over the summer, Liverpool were heavily linked with a move for Jonas Hector, and new reports this week suggest that Jurgen Klopp will make a renewed effort to sign the German international in January.

In July, Gazetta Dello Sport journalist Emanuele Giulianelli claimed:

"Jonas Hector...is close to joining Liverpool [who] will submit their offer in the next 24 hours. Hector is keen to join the Reds, and work with Jurgen Klopp".

Unsurprisingly, the alleged deal fell through, and Hector signed a new 5-year contract with Cologne, but according to reports in Germany this week:

* Spurs and Liverpool remain interested in signing Hector.

* Inter Milan are also interested, and are planning a €30m offer in January.

Given Hector's status as a regular for the German national team, a transfer to a bigger club is surely inevitable.

As such, Hector's new deal is probably a strategic move to ensure that Cologne get a bigger transfer fee in January (or next summer).

Of all the full-backs linked with Liverpool over the last year, Hector is arguably the most impressive option, and although James Milner is doing a solid job, he is clearly not the long-term solution.

^ Described by Koln boss Peter Stoger as an 'insanely good' player.


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