Liverpool Set to Secure Transfer of Josko Gvardiol from Real Madrid
Real Madrid senior player Josko Gvardiol’s proposed move to Liverpool is gaining steady traction. It is understood that the Croatian defender is seeking a transfer away from the Spanish capital club, and is likely to have his wish granted with the Reds interested in the 18 year-old prodigy.
Background on Gvardiol
Gvardiol first came to the limelight while plying his trade with Dinamo Zagreb, where he was soon noticed by the head of Real Madrid’s scouting network. His excellent ball-winning abilities and physical presence alongside his technical blend of skills saw him become an integral presence in the Dinamo Zagreb side.
Gvardiol Set to Shine in the Reds
Jurgen Klopp is eager to rope in Gvardiol in a bid to retain Liverpool’s defensive ranks notwithstanding the imminent departure of Dejan Lovren. It is believed that the Reds are willing to meet Real Madrid’s asking price of around €25 million to secure Gvardiol’s services.
Given his youth and already impressive gameplays, the Champions League winners are convinced that the Croatian has a huge potential to grow and become a new star in Merseyside.
These are some of his abilities that makes Gvardiol such an attractive prospect to Klopp and co.
- Leadership qualities: Gvardiol’s leadership skills are in abundance, as he is always comfortable organizing teammates and cogently communicating instructions to them during matches.
- Physical quality: Standing tall at 6-feet-2-inches, Gvardiol is a looming presence in the backline. He is strong enough to fend off physical forwards and adept enough technically to feather a pass to the flanks for wingers.
- Tactical awareness: The Croatian defensive stalwart is a master tactician; always finding the best available solution when challenging and unpredictable situations present. His game-reading ability is rarely comparable.
With Gvardiol certain to move to Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp will soon have a formidable combination in defense. With Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Gvardiol all in the same XI, chances of the Reds cooling off their titlesh-seeking ambitions are very slim indeed.