Bundesliga sensation reportedly admired by Liverpool gives Klopp hope
By Matt Farr
Bayer Leverkusen winger Julian Brandt has not ruled out the possibility of quitting the German club this summer.
Brandt is firmly aware of the speculation surrounding his long-term future with Leverkusen, and admitted to German news outlet Deutsche Welle that a potential move abroad was an alluring prospect.
He said: “I think the allure of being world famous is normal. It would be a lie to say it wasn’t alluring, but where and when you never know.
“Football moves so quickly, and as quickly as things develop positively, they can also go south and see you slip into a place where you’re forgotten.
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“It’s tough to say. I’m happy here and what happens next, we will see.”
The Bayer Leverkusen man has been touted as one of Germany’s most exciting young attacking talents, and Klopp is reportedly determined to bring him to Anfield.
Despite scoring the m0st goals in the Premier League this season (55), Klopp is not satisfied with his attacking options, and is set to bring in reinforcements at the end of the campaign.
With Leverkusen struggling down in eighth place in the Bundesliga, Champions League football next season seems an unlikely possibility.
Therefore, if Klopp can mastermind a top-four finish in the Premier League this term, the prospect of offering Brandt, and his other top transfer targets, European football could work strongly in their favour.
Brandt has scored three goals and contributed six assists from 29 appearances in all competitions this season, but he has drawn a blank in his last seven Bundesliga matches.
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