After quality midfield signings this summer such as Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai, Ryan Gravenberch or Wataru Endo, Liverpool is playing effectively in the early stages of the 2023/24 Premier League with 4 wins and 1 win. draw.
However, coach Jurgen Klopp still wants to improve The Kop squad, especially in defense. And one of the names Liverpool is targeting in the winter transfer window is Piero Hincapie, a player on the Bayer Leverkusen payroll.
Although only 21 years old, Hincapie made 27 starts in the Bundesliga last season and he is considered one of the most exciting young defenders in Europe at the moment. This puts the Ecuadorian talent on the radar of scouts from Anfield.
And according to sources from Spanish newspaper Fichajes, Liverpool is close to signing Hincapie. Reports reveal that Klopp considers Leverkusen’s future star one of his priority targets in the upcoming transfer window.
Although Hincapie is valued by Transfermarkt at only about 30 million pounds, Fichajes said Liverpool is in “advanced negotiations” with its German partner about a potential deal of up to £55m.
Hincapie has a height of 1m84, is left-footed and can play as a center back or left back. If he lands at the Merseyside team, he is expected to become a long-term replacement for Joel Matip.
Duong Quang | 09:28 September 19, 2023