Manchester United and Chelsea Want 20-Year-Old ‘World’s Best Centre-Back’; He Dreams of Liverpool

Josko Gvardiol

RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol has confirmed that Liverpool are a “dream club” for him, having followed them since he was a small child. The Croatian centre-back is attracting a lot of attention after his heroics at the World Cup, where he helped Croatia secure a third-place finish.

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Gvardiol Reveals Liverpool Are His Childhood Club

The 21-year-old gained a big reputation for himself after performances for the Croatian side at the World Cup, helping them scratch their way all the way to the semi-finals. In a recent interview with Croatian outlet RTLDanas, Gvardiol spoke about the club he dreamt of joining as a kid, saying: “My dream club? That would definitely be Liverpool. Since I was little, I watched a lot of their matches with my dad.”

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“We covered every season in detail. It is a club that has remained in my heart.” This could create a problem for the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United, who have both already showcased their desire to sign Gvardiol as recently as last month.

RB Leipzig Don’t Want to Sell Josko Gvardiol

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The Croatian defender was hailed as the ‘best centre-back in the world’ by his national team manager Zlatko Dalic during the World Cup, and while that may be a little premature, it could definitely be the case in the near future. The 20-year-old is guaranteed to attract a lot of suitors in the summer window, with his qualities being craved by some of the biggest European sides.

That being said, RB Leipzig have already confirmed that they do not plan to sell the centre-back anytime soon. Their sporting director Max Ebert spoke about his future and told Sky Sports: “Thanks to the contract extension with Josko, we are in control, the club has done an outstanding job. Football has gone crazy, but our interest is zero that we want to sell Josko Gvardiol in the summer.”

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He’s already also voiced a desire to join Real Madrid in the past and seems to be flirting with Liverpool with his latest comments too. It seems likely that the young defender will now look to end the current campaign strongly with Leipzig before making a key career decision on his future in the summer.