Fabrizio Romano Reveals what Josko Gvardiol has said on his future amid strong Liverpool links
Josko Gvardiol, a transfer target for Liverpool, has downplayed rumors of a possible departure from his present club.
The Reds are quite interested in the RB Leipzig defender, but it is also said that Manchester United, Manchester City, and Real Madrid are interested in him (as per Football Insider).
The debate over the future of the 21-year-old player is expected to rage up to and during the summer transfer window, despite his best efforts to brush it off.
Fabrizio Romano shared an update on Gvardiol’s situation, tweeting these comments from the defender to Croatian media outlet Net.hr: “I congratulated Pep Guardiola – he threw a few words at me. But I will keep them to myself.
Gvardiol: “I congratulated Pep Guardiola — he threw a few words at me. But I will keep them to myself”, tells Net HR 🔵🇭🇷 #MCFC
“My future? RB Leipzig is not interested in selling me this summer, there is no point in talking about anything else”. pic.twitter.com/CTEH9BoCYX
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) March 27, 2023
“My future? RB Leipzig is not interested in selling me this summer, there is no point in talking about anything else.”
This looks like a classic case of an in-demand player trying to publicly dampen intense transfer speculation, although it’s hard to imagine that the 21-year-old isn’t some bit flattered by the level of interest in him.
Gvardiol’s reference to the chat he had with Guardiola in the wake of RB Leipzig’s Champions League exit at the hands of Manchester City could be interpreted in some quarters as the Spaniard trying to entice the youngster to the Etihad Stadium.
Nonetheless, Liverpool shouldn’t be discouraged from pushing the boat out to try and sign one of the best ball-playing defenders around. As per FBref, he ranks among the top 1% of centre-backs in Europe’s five main leagues for passes per game (85.4) over the previous 12 months.