Liverpool close to signing Olympiakos’ Tsimikas

Reds moved for 24-year-old after negotiations with Norwich over Jamal Lewis broke down

Last Updated: 09/08/20 6:21pm

Liverpool are close to signing Olympiakos left-back Kostas Tsimikas for an £11.75m fee.

The 24-year-old has been one of the Greek side’s star performers this season as they stormed to their 45th Greek Super League title and were knocked out of the Europa League round-of-16 by Wolves.

Liverpool moved for Tsimikas after they were unable to agree a fee with Norwich City for Jamal Lewis in their pursuit of a deputy for Andy Robertson.

Norwich wanted £20m, whereas Liverpool valued Lewis at closer to £10m.

Liverpool have been watching Tsimikas for a long time, as they believe he has the quality to develop into a world-class defender and also thinks he represents great value in the current economic climate.

The player is expected to fly to the UK as soon as possible for a medical and to discuss personal terms.

Tsimikas (r) was knocked out of the Europa League round of 16 by Wolves this week
Tsimikas (r) was knocked out of the Europa League round of 16 by Wolves this week

Summer transfer window – key dates and times

The summer transfer window will run for 10 weeks from July 27 and close at 11pm on October 5.

A domestic-only window for trades between the Premier League and EFL then runs from October 5 and closes on Friday October 16 at 5pm. Follow all the news and analysis on Sky Sports News and across Sky Sports‘ digital platforms, including with our dedicated Transfer Centre blog.

Have you opted into Sky Bet Club?

Opt in and bet £25 or more before 23:59 on Sunday to earn a free £5. Free bets will credited by 7pm on Monday.

Source : Sky Sports