‘I love Liverpool’ – Teun Koopmeiners finally breaks silence on Liverpool transfer speculation
Atlanta and Netherlands star midfielder Teun Koopmeiners has finally spoken about being linked with a transfer to Liverpool from Atalanta
The Netherlands star Teun Koopmeiners has admitted it is “nice” to be linked with a move to Liverpool.
The Reds’ top target Jude Bellingham appears to have been rendered unavailable by Borussia Dortmund until at least the summer, and a number of midfielders are being linked to the club during the January transfer window.
Koopmeiners, a significant player for Atalanta and a teammate of the Netherlands’ Cody Gakpo and Virgil van Dijk, who play for Liverpool, is one of the names allegedly under consideration.
The 24-year-old was a member of the Dutch team that competed in the last World Cup in Qatar, and it was his beautifully creative free kick that set up Wout Weghorst, a target for Manchester United, for a stirring equalizer against eventual champion Argentina.
Koopmeiners has rejoined Atalanta and scored an incredible goal in their 2-1 victory. It was his fifth goal of the year.
And before that game journalist Fabrizio Romano posted quotes from Koopmeiners regarding the speculation over Liverpool.
The player said: “I saw the links and stories about Liverpool — nice to see that but I’m 100% focused on Atalanta, I’m so happy to play here.”
In his tweet, Romano then added that “Atalanta have received no approach or bid from Liverpool for Koopmeiners as of now.”
Koopmeiners has made 60 appearances for the Italian side, scoring nine goals, since making a €12m move from AZ in the summer of 2021.
It is clear that Atalanta boss Gian Piero Gasperini does not want to lose one of the key components of his Champions League-chasing side. “Koopmeiners won’t move in January,” Gasperini was quoted saying by.