Liverpool ‘in advanced talks’ to sign Olympiakos’ Kostas Tsimikas

Kostas Tsimikas is the latest left-back to find himself linked with a potential move to Liverpool.

Olympiakos standout

Tsimikas, 24, has been on Olympiacos’ books since 2014.

The full-back hasn’t always been a key figure for the Greek powerhouse, resulting in spells out on loan in Denmark and the Netherlands.

But the last two seasons have seen Tsimikas begin to shine for Olympiacos.

The three-time capped international notched 28 appearances across all competitions in 2018/19, including nine in the Europa League.

Over the course of this past season, meanwhile, Tsimikas managed to garner 46 appearances for Olympiacos, providing seven assists along the way, whilst gaining a plethora of European experience in both the Champions League and Europa League.

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Liverpool eyeing Tsimikas

And such exploits have seemingly caught the eye of a top Premier League club.

As per the Telegraph:

Greece left-back Kostas Tsimikas has emerged as an option for Liverpool in their attempts to find back up for Andy Robertson for the new season.

The Reds do not have any natural cover for Robertson, with James Milner the man largely tasked with filling in at left-back when the Scot is unavailable.

This summer, though, Liverpool seem determined to address their full-back issue.

Bournemouth’s Lloyd Kelly, who can play at left-back or as a left-sided central defender, has been linked with a move to Anfield.

In more recent weeks, meanwhile, the Reds appeared to switch their attentions to Norwich star Jamal Lewis.

It was understood that Liverpool were willing to pay around £10m for Lewis, though the aforementioned report from the Telegraph claims that a bid of this size was rejected by Norwich.

The Telegraph went on to claim that Lewis was still the Premier League champions’ no.1 target, with Tsimikas an alternative if Liverpool failed to land the Norwich man.

However, it has since been claimed by The Athletic’s James Pearce that Liverpool are now in advanced talks to sign Tsimikas for around €13m, having seen their pursuit of Lewis fail to bear fruit:

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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