Liverpool Target Set To Be Made Available For £43M As ‘Several Premier League Clubs’ Circle

Liverpool transfer target Piero Hincapie will be sold by Bayer Leverkusen if they receive a bid in the region of €50m (£43m), according to Bild.

The Ecuadorian international’s agent Manuel Sierra spoke about Hincapie’s situation this week, stating that there are a number of  teams pursuing his signature:

“There are calls and interest from several clubs. Such young players are on the radar of many big teams. The logical next step for Piero is to join a team that is even bigger than Leverkusen in terms of history.”

“We are talking about ten to 13 possible teams around the world. We are currently talking to a lot of people.”

Sierra revealed back in October that the Reds were “interested” in Hincapie but they opted against making a move for him last summer after prioritising a midfielder instead.

Which teams could challenge Liverpool for the defender’s signature?

Bild say that “several Premier League clubs” are weighing up bids for him, along with Spanish side Atletico Madrid.

Diario AS added further detail when reporting on Bild‘s story, claiming that Liverpool and Chelsea are the two English teams involved, along with Atletico.

Hincapie is not the only centre-back on the Reds’ radar

Speaking about the Merseyside club’s plans to reinforce the centre of defence recently, journalist Fabrizio Romano mentioned the names of Lille’s Leny Yoro and Eintracht Frankfurt’s Willian Pacho.

Both are believed to have price tags in the region of €60m (£51m) so Hincapie would be a slightly cheaper option. The 22-year-old is also left-footed which would be another benefit.

Liverpool are keen on signing a long-term replacement for captain Virgil van Dijk so recruiting a left-sided centre-half would be a priority. The Dutchman turns 33 next month and he has just a year left on his contract at Anfield.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.