“I want to play for Liverpool”- World cup star reveals lifelong dream of playing for Liverpool
RB Leipzig star Josko Gvardiol has admitted that Liverpool is his “dream” club as the transfer battle over the centre-back intensifies.
Chelsea and Tottenham are among the teams eyeing a move for the Croatian, who has impressed in the Bundesliga. He also helped his country to finish third at the most recent World Cup, playing every minute of their tournament.
The 20-year-old is set to be targeted by some of the Europe’s biggest clubs, but Gvardiol has now delivered a blow to Potter’s hopes of signing him, as he admitted Liverpool is his dream club.
“That would definitely be Liverpool. Since I was little, I watched a lot of Liverpool matches with my dad, and we covered every season in detail. It is a club that has remained in my heart,” he told RTL Danas.
“Since I was a child, I always gravitated towards the English league. We all know what kind of league it is. I don’t know if I’m mature enough and ready for that league. We will see, when I feel that this is the moment, that I have crossed a certain level and reached the border in Germany, then I will look further.
“I don’t bother with numbers. I am in contact with people at the club and I don’t think there have been any negotiations. I have a manager who deals with it and I am maximally focused on the work on the field.”
Gvardiol has admitted that a deal was almost agreed, but it was eventually decided that he would remain at Leipzig for the time being.
‘Last summer a transfer was close and they simply kept me,’ he added.