Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is more than keen on reuniting with one of his Borussia Dortmund’s pupils in Christian Pulisic, but such deal looks hard to seal given how highly regarded the 18-year-old U.S international is at the Signal Iduna Park.
In the eventuality that the German tactician misses out on his choice target, here are 3 other Bundesliga players he could go for:
The former Germany youth international was bred within Schalke 04’s youth system, moving up through the ranks to become a valuable and indispensable member of the Bundesliga side.
The 20-year-old caught the eyes of European scouts with some superb displays while with the youth teams and is tipped for greater exploits in the not-too-distant future.
Avdijaj scored 6 hat-tricks for the Schalke U17 – U19s, scored 26 goals in a 13-game run for Schalke U17, bagged 12 goals in a 5-game run for Schalke U19, making it 76 goals in 77 appearances.
The attacking midfielder might have struggled to break into the first team having made just 2 appearances in the domestic and Europa League this term, but he sure can blossom into a very fine player under Klopp’s tutelage.
The German youngster is another player who is under Liverpool’s radar and they could still make a more aggressive swoop on if the Pulisic move falls through.
The teenager already has 4 appearances with the national team and has Bayern Munich ready to steal him away from Bayer Leverkusen once they have the chance.
Brandt is primarily a winger capable of playing on either flank, but he can also feature in midfield and as a centre forward. It is why he already has made 14 Bundesliga and 6 Champions League appearances this season, weighing in 3 goals and 5 assists.
The 19-year-old former Chelsea target also has AC Milan, Manchester City and Juventus all interested in winning the battle for his signature even though he is on Leverkusen’s book until 2019.
Brandt is almost a finished article and could favour a move to Liverpool to link up with the German tactician. His £10.75 release clause wouldn’t be a problem, but convincing him to join without the guarantee of regular football could be.
In January, Grujic was secured by Liverpool from Red Star Belgrade following his heroics, particularly at the last Under-20s World Cup, but he wasn’t the only one who made Serbia attain such unprecedented achievement.
Mijat was the skipper of that team and has since gone on to establish himself at Eintracht Frankfurt, playing a very big role in making sure the club escaped the drop last season.
The left winger has continued his fine form this term, playing 11 Bundesliga games and weighing in a goal to help his side. His form has also seen many tips him of making a first national team appearance very soon and move to a big club in no time.
The 21-year-old Mijat has displayed a level of maturity and experience beyond his years, and would definitely be a great addition to the Liverpool ranks.
No Christian Pulisic? No problem!!!