Liverpool is going all out to sign Bayer Leverkusen defender Piero Hincapie this summer


Since last summer, Liverpool has been looking to strengthen its center backs. In a final line dominated by right-handers, the club sought a left-handed defender and set out to sign Chelsea defender Levi Colwill, who was in contract negotiations, but ended up signing a long-term contract with the club he has been a member of since he was a child.

Since then, Liverpool has continued to focus on left-handed center backs playing in Europe, such as Sporting defender Goncalo Inácio, but Ecuadorian defender Piero Hincapié, who plays for Bayer Leverkusen, is also rumored to be one of their targets.

According to Fichajes, Liverpool’s interest in the 22-year-old defender continues, and the club is likely to do everything in its power to acquire the player in this summer’s transfer market.

The Ecuadorian defender, who made the step up to the Bundesliga from CA Talleres in the summer of 2021, has become a mainstay at Leverkusen. He has made over “100” appearances for the club and has also been on the pitch for 30 games for his country’s national team.

In addition to stopping opposing attacks in the back line, he has the footwork and speed required of a modern defender, and can sometimes jump forward and join in the attack. He can also play as a left back, which adds an element to the team that is currently missing.

In addition, with 32-year-old defender Joel Matip set to leave the club at the end of the season when his contract expires, he would be a good addition to a team that would like to have four or five center backs in addition to academy product Jarelle Quanser.

Will Liverpool be able to bring a new center back into the team this summer?