25M Rated Bundesliga Star Confirms Liverpool Interest And Reveals How Close He Got To Making Deadline Day Move

25M Rated Bundesliga Star Confirms Liverpool Interest And Reveals How Close He Got To Making Deadline Day Move

RB Leipzig midfielder Konrad Laimer has confirmed that Liverpool did make an enquiry about signing him before the transfer window closed.

Although the Reds did register their interest, Laimer says it wasn’t ever likely that he would have made the switch to Anfield:

“[Liverpool’s interest] wasn’t so hot that anything would have happened. A hasty departure is not my thing. If I were to change clubs, I would want to think it through and decide calmly, not overnight. Especially since the first half of the season is very short anyway due to the World Cup and you wouldn’t have had time to settle in and find your feet. The Premier League is nice, but for me it’s not a must. It’s much more important to me: how do people talk to me, what feeling do I have about something.”

Laimer has less than a year left on his contract and reports had suggested that Leipzig were demanding around €30m (£25m) for the player, but it seems Liverpool didn’t make a serious attempt to sign him.

The Austrian international is likely to leave his current club on a free transfer next summer. He can sign a pre-contract ageement with foreign clubs as soon as January so Jurgen Klopp’s side could still make a move for the midfielder.

Other Premier League teams (including Manchester United and Chelsea) have also been linked with Laimer but his likeliest destination is thought to be Bayern Munich. The Bundesliga champions are reportedly interested in the 25-year-old and he may be keen to link up with his former manager Julian Nagelsmann.