Liverpool Transfer News: Hamburg Left-Back On Kop Radar
After being linked with virtually every left-back in the world, Liverpool have seemingly zeroed in on Hamburg’s German International Marcell Jansen.
The Reds have already missed out on Gael Clichy (Manchester City) and Fabio Coentrao (Real Madrid) this summer and a deal for Newcastle left back Jose Enrique is proving hard to agree.
Jansen is valued at around £10M by HSV Hamburg, £6M more than what they paid Bayern Munich to acquire the player’s services back in 2008.
Capped 35 times by German international team, scoring three goals, the tall (6?3?) Jansen is vastly experienced for his age. The player has been present at the international arena for a long time, featuring in all the major international tournaments including the 2006 and 2010 World Cups (playing understudy to Lahm) and the Euro 2008.
The player spent the last season playing in an advanced position, primarily as a wide man for Hamburg. Adept anywhere on the left-side and also up front, he is powerful, technically gifted and is tireless. Jansen also takes excellent free-kicks and is incredibly dangerous arriving late in and around the box to hit the dropping ball first time.
Liverpool are also said to be interested in Uruguayan defender Alvaro Pereira. The 25 year old currently plays his club football at Portuguese champions Porto, but has a buy-out clause of £18m. The compatriot of Reds striker Luis Suarez could be looking for a move to the Premier League to link up with his South American teammate.