Liverpool and Tottenham are set to go head to head in their pursuit of German international Jonas Hector according to the Daily Express.
The 26-year-old left-back played every minute of Germany’s Euro 2016 campaign and was one of the bright sparks in Joachim Low’s largely ineffective squad.
It’s no surprise therefore that the rangy wide-man, who is as effective going forward as he is reliable on the back foot, and Koln may struggle to retain his services if a big offer is made for their star performer.
Indeed Barcelona are said to have made a £15m offer, leading the Bundesliga side to slap a relatively moderate £25m price-tag on Hector.
Jurgen Klopp will no doubt be very aware of Hector’s qualities following his lengthy managerial stint in Germany’s top tier and the player would offer a stronger alternative to the likes of Alberto Moreno and teenager Joe Gomez.
Tottenham’s interest is perhaps less urgent given that White Hart Lane boss Mauricio Pochettino can call upon Danny Rose, Ben Davies and, at a push, Jan Vertonghen.
That said, Hector would certainly offer real improvement for the Argentine and the fact that Spurs can offer the Koln man Champions League action should put them in the driving seat.