Liverpool’s focus has shifted to Bayern Munich’s Ryan Gravenberch, signaling a midfield overhaul under Jurgen Klopp.
This comes after the recent signings of creative talents Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai and the experienced holding midfielder Wataru Endo.
The club missed out on Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia to Chelsea, which prompted the search for midfield reinforcements.
Shaky Defensive Season
Remarkably, despite a shaky defensive season in which Liverpool conceded 47 Premier League goals compared to 26 in the previous campaign, the defense remains unchanged.
In the 2021/22 season, they narrowly trailed Manchester City in the title race by just one point. There is still a slim chance that Liverpool might secure a center-back before the transfer window closes.
Hincapie to Liverpool – What Journalist Says…
Bayer Leverkusen’s Piero Hincapie is rumored to be their top target. Reliable journalist Ian Doyle suggests that Liverpool should consider making a move for Hincapie if Leverkusen is willing to let him go for around £40 million. In a Q&A, the journalist Ian Doyle said:
“In terms of Hincapie, it does sound like Bayer Leverkusen want a LOT of money for him. If he was available for £40m or so then the Reds should really be in for him.”
However, reports from BILD’s Christian Falk suggest Leverkusen might demand as much as €70 million (£60 million) for the 21-year-old talent.
An “Absolute Beast”
Piero Hincapie, described as an “absolute beast” by scout Antonio Mango, is predicted to become one of the world’s best center-backs.
With 76 appearances for Leverkusen and 27 caps for his national team, Hincapie’s talent is evident.
He is known for his exceptional ball-playing abilities, ranking highly in shot-creating actions, passes attempted, progressive carries, successful take-ons, and tackles among Europe’s top center-backs.
Hincapie: Perfect for Liverpool
Hincapie’s left-footed playstyle aligns with Liverpool’s needs, potentially allowing Virgil van Dijk to shift to his preferred right side.
This move may relegate Joe Gomez to a less prominent role. Gomez, who played a crucial part in Liverpool’s successful seasons in 2018/19 and 2019/20, has recently faced criticism and is rumored to be attracting interest from Al-Ittihad in Saudi Arabia and West Ham United.
While Gomez’s future at Liverpool remains uncertain, securing Hincapie could be a pivotal move for the club.
His confidence and talent make him a valuable addition, potentially revitalizing Liverpool’s defense in an important campaign under Klopp’s leadership.