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Roma boss Jose Mourinho is looking to the Premier League for a left-back and is implicitly eager for a switch to Kostas Tsimikas.
The Liverpool man has played 23 games last season after struggling to get playing time last season. The 25-year-old made just seven appearances last season after arriving in the summer of 2020.
Jurgen Klopp paid £ 11.75 million to Olympiacos for the Greek national team player, who has been a reliable replacement for Andy Robertson. Still, the Scottish star’s form has limited Tsimikas to just seven Premier League starts this time.
Now according to Calciomercato.com, Mourinho has turned his attention to the defender.
Tsimikas is under contract until June 2025, and the report has very few details other than Mourinho pushing for a deal.
Italian football claims that former Manchester United boss Mourinho has “personally pointed him out to Roma directors”.
The player was apparently close to joining Napoli in Serie A before Liverpool signed a deal for the player.
It is somewhat of a surprise that Mourinho is on the hunt for a left-back.
Leonardo Spinazzola is ready for his comeback almost a year after tearing his Achilles tendon at Euro 2020. He was on the bench for both legs in the Europa Conference League semi-finals against Leicester recently.
Can Mourinho attract Tsimikas?
Whether Mourinho can lure Tsimikas from Anfield with three more trophies up for grabs remains to be seen.
liverpool and Klopp first encountered the Greek star in 2017/18 when he was loaned out to Dutch club Willem II with Pedro Chirivella.
Klopp followed him closely, and after good scouting reports, he sanctioned a move for him in 2020 as a back-up for Robertson.
“I’m really happy with the development of Kostas, really happy,” said Klopp in late November.
“But Robbo is Robbo. He’s an excellent player. I do not know if he had a fall here and there in performance, it does not change me because you can not trust people today and not trust them the next day.
“You have to show that kind of thing, and then you get the long-term best out of players. That’s why I do not have a difficult decision to make.
“I’m really glad Kostas shows up the way he shows up. He is an excellent player. Robbo needed half a year, Kostas needed about a year. That’s how it is, but now we’re seeing how good he really is, and that’s really good news for us. ”
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