Liverpool are ‘looking to bring in Kenny Tete from Fulham’, with the right back ‘expected to be available for just £10.5 million’.
The 27-year-old has been a key player for the Cottagers this season, playing 31 games in a Premier League campaign that has seen them finish 10th in their first year back in the top flight.
He has now spent three seasons in West London, and has become a fringe player for the Netherlands with 14 caps since his debut in 2015.
Tete could now be on the move, as reports in the Sun suggest Liverpool are keen on the fullback.
They also claim he could be’ available for just £10.5m’, with his current deal up in 12 months and Fulham yet to agree an extension.
It would be hard to see Tete keeping Trent Alexander-Arnold in his new hybrid role out of the side, but he would be a reliable back-up option for Jurgen Klopp.
Despite a strong end to the season that saw them win seven of their final nine games, Liverpool fans will be disappointed with their 2022/23 season.
They missed out on a place in the Champions League, something even Mohamed Salah admitted was not good enough, and failed to challenge for trophies.
Klopp remained upbeat about next season despite the fact his side will be playing in the Europa League League, as he told reporters: ‘When you are in the CL you have a lot of other things to do but I love European competitions.
‘And for me that’s no difference. I know when you play there’s no difference. There will be difficult opponents, different countries probably and in the end a massive prize to win.
‘Not that I say now we will do that but we will try it, definitely. People may think “Ah, it’s just the Europa League” but I am 100 percent sure that come the first whistle, Thursday night, whoever is the opponent, Anfield will be rocking. And that is all I need.
‘If somebody wants to go through the whole year and think “ah but it’s not Champions League!” then I cannot help that person. I don’t know how you can help them.’
If Liverpool are to progress in Europe next season, squad additions such as Tete could be vital.