Report: Liverpool set to rival Man City for Gvardiol signing

Josko Gvardiol in action for croatia

TRANSFERS Report: Liverpool set to rival Man City for Gvardiol signing

Faruq Ibrahim 23:35 - 26.03.2023

Liverpool have reportedly entered the race for Josko Gvardiol.

Liverpool are reportedly interested in landing highly-rated defender Josko Gvardiol in the summer transfer window. 

The 21-year-old centre-back was one of the best performers in Qatar 2022, increasing interest in him among top European clubs. Liverpool have now been added to the long list of suitors.

Liverpool in the race for Gvardiol

Football Insider reports that the Merseyside giants are interested in landing Leipzig's Josko Gvardiol this summer and are willing to rival top European clubs for his signature.  

Gvardiol tackling Messi at the World Cup
Gvardiol tackling Messi at the World Cup

The report states that Liverpool are gearing up to part ways with Joel Matip and have marked Gvardiol as the ideal partner for Virgil Van Dijk. 

Jurgen Klopp is reportedly a big fan of the masked defender and is said to be pressuring the Liverpool hierarchy to do all it takes to land the defender.  

According to The Daily Mail, Gvardiol's contract with Leipzig will include a £97 million release clause in 2024, thereby forcing clubs who want him to make a move this summer to avoid    Real Madrid for the signing of the Croatian.

Manchester City want Gvardiol

City are reportedly big fans of Gvardiol's talent and are said to want him as a replacement for Aymeric Laporte, who is expected to leave the Etihad this summer.  

The Mancunians were said to have placed a sizable bid for him last summer and were even  willing to loan him back to Leipzig for the remainder of the season, but the deal fell through.  i

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