Brandt on Klopp’s wanted list

    Brandt in action against Borussia Dortmund

    Liverpool will make a Summer bid for Bayer Leverkusen winger Julian Brandt.

    That’s according to the Echo, who are reporting that Jurgen Klopp has sent scouts to watch the Germany international on several occasions this season.

    A January move was the original plan, but with Leverkusen still in the Champions League and off the pace to qualify for Europe next season in the Bundesliga, they are unwilling to sell.

    There would be serious competition for the twenty-year old from German champions Bayern Munich, but Brandt has said that turning down a move to the Allianz Arena would not be hard for him.

    “I would not be scared to dismiss Bayern for a second time.” he told Bild.

    “The same goes for other clubs too.”

    Brandt is also open to the idea of signing a new deal with Leverkusen, with his current contract set to expire in 2019.

    “Of course that is possible. I feel very comfortable here and I know what I’ve got here.” he continued.

    “I don’t want to deal with this forever. It gets annoying and performances will suffer because of it.” he added.

    Klopp is keeping an eye on Brandt’s circumstances as he looks to add depth to his squad and is hopeful that the young German will be tempted into making the move to Anfield.

    Holland international Quincy Promes and American teenager Christian Pulisic have also been touted as potential targets for this month, but Klopp is reportedly not keen to sign the Spartak Moscow man and Dortmund have warned him off making a bid for Pulisic.

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