Italian journalist says no moves from Liverpool to sign Piero Hincapie or Goncalo Inacio

Italian journalist says no moves from Liverpool to sign Piero Hincapie or Goncalo Inacio Transfers

Liverpool has recovered from last season’s poor form and is now competing for the top spot in the Premier League. This summer, they have made a major change in midfielders, and the next point of reinforcement is to strengthen the center backs. In particular, they have set their sights on a left-handed center back.

Liverpool missed out on England defender Levi Colwill, who signed a contract renewal with Chelsea, and former Netherlands U-21 defender Mickey van de Ven, who moved to Tottenham Hotspur, but are interested in Bayer Leverkusen defender Piero Hincapie and Sporting defender Goncalo Inácio also continues to show interest.

Fabrizio Romano, an Italian journalist, mentioned Liverpool’s search for a center back. He said that no moves have been made for either center back at this time, but that both players are not out of the running for a move.

“Liverpool are another club looking at centre-backs but so far no contacts have taken place with Bayer Leverkusen for Piero Hincapie from what I’m told. Hincapie has been strongly linked with Liverpool and other top clubs as he’s looked like a superb young talent for some time now, and he’s also not playing as often as he might have expected, so it’s normal to see new stories about the player,”

“Liverpool have also been one of a number of teams linked with Goncalo Inacio, but the only way to sign him is to pay his €60m release clause to Sporting and no one has approached Sporting until now. Let’s see if that changes soon, but for now there is nothing advanced for Liverpool with either Hincapie or Inacio.”

Joel Matip’s contract expires at the end of this season, plus he is out for the season due to injury. With Virgil van Dijk turning 33 next year, the average age of the center backs is increasing, and it is time for a generational change.

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