Fabrizio Romano has relayed a big transfer update which will surely please Liverpool supporters.
The journalist has communicated an update from Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić regarding the future of Serge Gnabry, with the Bosnian seemingly hinting that the player’s future in Bavaria is far from secure.
Romano tweeted these quotes from Salihamidžić: “We really want to keep him. I hope that he chooses Bayern. If a player doesn’t want to decide for the club, then we can find a solution that makes everyone happy.”
The Germany international’s current contract expires in 2023 and Liverpool have held talks with the player’s representatives over signing the forward this summer. This update from Romano will duly hand a big boost to Klopp in his pursuit of the 26-year-old.
With Sadio Mane and Divock Origi having left the club and Takumi Minamino looking increasingly likely to join them in departing Liverpool, Klopp’s attack could do with a couple of new faces.
Gnabry has been outstanding during the previous few years at Bayern Munich, winning the treble of DFK-Pokal, Bundesliga and Champions League in 2020 as he scored 23 goals and added 14 assists in an incredible campaign.
The 26-year-old is akin to Liverpool’s January signing Luis Diaz, according to FBRef‘s similar player model; and if he could make the same impact that the Colombian has in a short space of time at Anfield, then Klopp may be onto another winner.
The two were constant threats to the opposition, with Gnabry averaging 4.37 shot-creating actions per match compared to 4.6 for Diaz; and with both players usually operating from wide areas, these returns are incredible, showing just how often they can cause damage to opponents.
With the Bayern Munich forward having a year left on his contract, the Bundesliga giants may be forced to accept a lower offer this summer as opposed to letting him leave for free in 2023, a situation which could leave Liverpool fans buzzing should the Merseyside club maintain an interest in him.
If Klopp can do a deal for Gnabry, it could be a shrewd move indeed as the Reds look to replace their departing forwards.