Agent of Yuto Nagatomo discusses English interest, amid Liverpool links

Liverpool have been linked with signing Yuto Nagatomo.

Speaking to Gazzetta World, the agent of Yuto Nagatomo has discussed English interest in the left-back, amid reports that Liverpool want the Internazionale man.

Federico Pastorello, the agent, said: “We haven’t set any meetings up yet and at the moment there are no major developments. We have offers from English clubs, but Nagatomo wants to stay in Italy and specifically with Inter.”

Whilst not directly referencing Liverpool’s interest in the full-back, the report claims that they and Manchester United are the two sides who are looking at him.

The Japanese international, 29, has played just 13 league games this season, falling down the pecking order at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.

A move away would seem probable, give Nagatomo would be expected to want to be playing every week in the peak years of his career.

However, his agent has made it clear that Nagatomo has no intentions to head to England, despite the interest in him.

Any meetings behind Premier League sides and Nagatomo have been shelved, with the player wanting to stay in Italy, and specifically with Inter, for the foreseeable future.

Nagatomo would bring talent and experience to the Premier League, and whilst not an outstanding star, he is an established top level player who would be a viable option for the left-back position.

However, Liverpool appear to have been pushed back in their attempts to sign Nagatomo, and the Reds will have to remain on the hunt for a new left-back.

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