Spurs Hijack Liverpool’s Move By Opening Talks Over Deal For £17m German Star

By on July 5, 2016

The opening of the summer transfer window is now open so we’ll bring you all the latest transfer rumours and gossip from around the globe. Today, Liverpool and Tottenham are linked with Jonas Hector…

Tottenham Hotspur are looking to trump Liverpool to the signing of Jonas Hector after opening talks with Koln over a deal to sign the German international defender this summer, according to German outlet Express.

Hector began his career in the youth ranks at SV Auersmacher but moved to Koln in 2010 and has developed in to one of the best full-backs in German football since becoming a first team regular in 2013.

His impressive form at left-back has seen the 26-year-old become a vital part of Joachim Low’s German team with Hector playing every minute at Euro 2016 so far to help his country reach the semi-finals where they’ll now face hosts France.

The defender has also attracted interest from the Premier League with German outlet Express claiming that Tottenham Hotspur have now joined Liverpool in the race to sign Hector this summer.

Jurgen Klopp has already been busy in the transfer market bringing in four players so far but the Liverpool boss is seemingly on the look-out for another left-back to compete with Alberto Moreno as the Spaniard has been widely criticised for some of his defensive performances, not least in last seasons Europa League final.

Hector looks to be on Klopp’s radar and he obviously knows the player well from his time in Germany, however, the Express claim that Spurs are looking to trump their rivals after opening formal talks over a potential deal for the defender.

Mauricio Pochettino is looking to strengthen his squad ahead of their assault on the Champions League but his interest in Hector is curious as he already has two solid left-backs on the books in Danny Rose and Ben Davies.

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However, the German outlet says Spurs want to get a deal agreed over the coming weeks with Koln now valuing Hector at around £17m following his superb performances at Euro 2016 – although any move for the player will have to wait until his participation at the tournament is over.

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4 Comments

  1. spurred-on

    July 5, 2016 at 11:45 am

    This is an odd story/rumour. Hector is a very good left back indeed but what such news will do for the confidence of Rose and Davies I cam only imagine. £17m is a lot of money, even taday, and I would have thought it would be better spent on players we actually do need such as new strikers (£17m is about the same fee being requested for Janssen if I’m not mistaken). Either Spurs are going to shock us all and spent 60-70 million in the transfer window or this story has no legs (a bit like a tired Kane in Euro 16). Will believe it when I see it happen.

    • Gmack

      July 5, 2016 at 12:48 pm

      This is Levy again trying to negatively impact on Liverpool’s transfer dealing. Spurs don’t want or need Hector just as they didn’t want or need Ings but took action just to raise the price Liverpool would pay for Ings to Burnley. Liverpool try to work to a tight budget so it doesn’t take much to make them move on from a target. Levy is obsessed with Liverpool!

  2. Mad Dog Mulcahy

    July 5, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    I don’t think Levy is obsessed with Liverpool – its just the two clubs are at a similar level with a surprisingly similar style of play and it does not surprise me that both are after the same players. The reverse could also be said when Liverpool hijacked a move by a certain Louise Suarez many years ago.

  3. Simin

    July 6, 2016 at 5:35 am

    I’d take the chip off your shoulder and take it for what it is …… A trumped up media story with no basis of truth. Spurs are very unlikely to be in the market for a full back as we already have decent cover in that area.

    You only have to look through the media and see that we are linked with pretty much any and every player out there on a daily basis.

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