Liverpool keen on 6ft 2 German to fit problem area, likely to cost £22m - report
Liverpool are interested in signing goalkeeper Bernd Leno from Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen, according to a report.
German newspaper Bild claims that Jurgen Klopp’s side are eyeing the 26-year-old, as they look to find a replacement for Loris Karius in goal after his epic blunders in the Champions League.
It is understood that Liverpool, Arsenal, Atletico Madrid and Napoli have all held an interest in the six-time capped Germany International.
The report details that 6ft 2in (source: Transfermrkt) shot-stopper Leno will not be the number one option at Leverkusen next season, but it will take around £22million to secure his signature.
Football Insider verdict:
Liverpool have already been linked with some high-profile names this summer in the transfer market, which is why the arrival of Leno would be somewhat an underwhelming one if it did come true. The German goalkeeper is set to lose his place in the starting XI at Leverkusen and making the step up to Anfield would be a big ask. Klopp needs to find a reliable number one that he trusts in-between the sticks and in truth Leno may not be a million miles away from Karius in terms of natural ability. The Merseyside club should be looking to put a real marker down by signing a world-class goalkeeper this summer and they could be destined for greatness next season if that happens. It will take some mighty recovery for Karius to salvage his career at Liverpool after all the attention he is received and fixing up the number one spot has to be the priority for Klopp this summer.
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