Liverpool are interested in signing Olympiakos left-back Kostas Tsmikas, according to reports in the Greek media. It is claimed that the 23-year-old is being lined up to provide competition for Andy Robertson.
The Scotland captain has not a direct competitor since Alberto Moreno left the Reds last summer, and it seems the Merseyside club are considering a €25m (£22m) bid to bring in Tsmikas.
Supporters on Twitter had a mixed reaction to reports that Liverpool are pursuing the Greek international:
They won't pay 22m for a backup
— Kev776 (@expat_in_Ge) April 11, 2020
Was quality v Arsenal, decent back up
— Shaun (@ShaunlfcT) April 11, 2020
Quality player right here 💪🏻 next big Greek star in football and I can’t wait to see how he plays in a league like the premier league if he chooses to come over
— Christos K (@RealTrueGreek) April 12, 2020
No one can compete with Robbo!!
— Zoran Ristevski 🇲🇰🇦🇺 (@ZRistevski) April 12, 2020
Don't know him but I trust our scouting network and klopp to get it right.
— Mentality_GIANTS (@Mental1tyG1ANTS) April 11, 2020
I bought him in my @FootballManager save 😬😅 he was a great servant 👍🏼👍🏼
— Rami Al Absi (@RamiAbsi) April 11, 2020
Buy vinagre from wolves instead Edwards !!!
— nomad@XXX (@nomad56060053) April 11, 2020
Tsmikas is on the radar of quite a few clubs, with Napoli, Leicester and Arsenal having been linked with the player in recent months. The fullback has been in pretty decent form this season, having provided seven assists in 37 appearances for Olympiakos.
He also impressed when facing the Gunners in the Europa League as his side progressed to the last 16 of the competition back in February. Whether he would be able to make the step up to the Premier League, though, it remains to be seen.