REPORT: Liverpool in Advanced Talks for Kostas Tsimikas

Kostas Tsimikas

Liverpool are close to signing Kostas Tsimikas from Olympiacos as they have reportedly entered advanced talks for Greek left-back. The two clubs have agreed on a fee of €13 m (£11.75 m) according to The Athletic reporter James Pearce on Twitter.

Liverpool Near Kostas Tsimikas Deal

Greek Heavily Linked to Anfield Move

It has also been reported on Twitter by Melissa Reddy, senior football correspondent for The Independent, that the Greek left-back will undergo a medical early next week.

The Reds had been pursuing Norwich City’s Jamal Lewis until the clubs failed to agree on a fee.

Jurgen Klopp now seems to have turned his attention elsewhere, looking to sign cover for Andy Robertson.

The three times Greece international has impressed for Olympiacos since returning from a number of loan spells in 2018.

The full-back is known for showing high energy and makes him an obvious understudy for Robertson. The 24-year-old Greek also played all 90 minutes of his side’s recent Europa League defeat to Wolves.

Having made 26 appearances during Olympiacos’ successful Super League Greece campaign this season, Tsimikas looks set to join the Premier League champions.

The arrival of the Greek left-back should allow Joe Gomez and James Milner a break from filling in Robertson’s absence. Both men, however, have shown to be capable of filling the unnatural position in the past.

Tsimikas will become only the second man from his nation to represent Liverpool, following Sotirios Kyrgiakos who played for the club between 2009 and 2011.

Klopp will have been disappointed to see the negotiations breakdown between the Reds and the Canaries over the transfer of Jamal Lewis. Recently relegated Norwich City were reportedly demanding double the amount offered by Liverpool.

The Premier League champions will desperately seek backup for Robertson. The Scotsman played 4,242 minutes last season – just Virgin van Dijk played more for Liverpool.

With another hectic schedule around the corner, Klopp will be delighted to see Tsimikas walk through the door.

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