Liverpool determined to sign 'German Cristiano Ronaldo' in cut-price £20m deal
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has set his sights on signing impressive Bayer Leverkusen starlet Julian Brandt according to the Liverpool Echo.
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20-year-old Brandt is rightly considered one of the hottest prospects in world football and has been likened to Real Madrid legend Cristiano Ronaldo and this source believes an offer of as little as £20m could net the German international due to a release clause written into his current contract.
Klopp knows Brandt well from his time managing in the Bundesliga and is determined to see off other prospective suitors.
Brandt left Wolfsburg for Leverkusen in 2014 and has matured into a very effective attacker, this season only Emil Forsberg and Ousmane Dembele have provided more assists in Bundesliga action, and the youngster may well be tempted by a high-profile switch.
Liverpool are flying high in the Premier League at present and should they secure a Champions League spot then signing players of Brandt’s quality becomes infinitely easier.
Brandt has won four international caps and has racked up 17 goals in 80 Bundesliga appearances.