Chelsea transfer target Josko Gvardiol names Liverpool as his dream club
Long-term Chelsea target Josko Gvardiol of RB Leipzig recently made the admission that Liverpool is his dream club. The 20-year-old Croatian international has quickly grown to become one of the most sought-after young central defenders in the world.
Gvardiol had a fantastic World Cup campaign with his national team and proved himself on the highest level in Qatar. Moreover, with Champions League appearances to boot as well, it is not tough to understand why so many top European clubs are on his trail.
The player stands bound by contract to Leipzig until 2027 (Transfermarkt) and any club trying to lure him away will understandably have to pay a huge premium price to the Bundesliga giants. However, with his future with Leipzig uncertain, he spoke about his favourite club and here is what he said via Fabrizio Romano’s Twitter.
Chelsea’s interest in the player comes when Graham Potter’s side faces an injury crisis of sorts. Wesley Fofana is out due to an injury, and Thiago Silva needs a long-term replacement as he is already 38.
Liverpool’s love affair with injuries needs no further introduction and Virgil van Dijk is the latest entrant to that list. Joel Matip is not getting any younger while Joe Gomez has lost his mojo a little. Bringing in another long-term addition to partner Ibrahima Konate might not be a bad idea.
Moreover, with the Blues signing Benoît Badiashile, the prospect of them signing another centre-back in Gvardiol certainly goes down. But hey, nothing is certain in football and they could still do something, and so could Liverpool.
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However, the immediate need of the hour for the Reds is certainly not a centre-back, but rather a midfielder as the depth in that department is very slim and the owners would do the club a world of good and more if they sign a player in the middle of the park.