Liverpool’s new sporting director is eyeing a second move for a Bundesliga player.
The former Wolfsburg director was said to have been interested in young centre-back Micky van de Ven, but no move came to pass.
However, Borussia Monchengladbach’s Manu Kone is said to be of interest to the Liverpool man, despite currently being out for six weeks following an injury at the Under-21 European Championships:
“Jorg Schmadtke made clear that it won’t happen between Liverpool and Micky van de Ven,” German reporter Christian Falk stated.
“At Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp is saying what he wants in the market and Schmadkte is making plans from this.
“We’ve been previously talking about Manu Kone, for example. He had a knee injury at the European U21 Championship, so it will take time, as he can’t pass any medical tests at the moment. So this could be a topic that will be interesting for English clubs like Liverpool. Schmadtke has an eye on him. So these are things in the background that Schmadtke is doing at the moment.”
Kone is a natural central midfielder who scored one and assisted one in 30 Bundesliga outings last season.
He is also under contract with Gladbach until 2025 with the option of a further year.