Reports: Liverpool decide move for Spurs target Julian Brandt isn't viable

Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (L) greets Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino before the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur...

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with Julian Brandt.

(L-R) Gelson Fernandes of Eintracht Frankfurt Julian Brandt of Bayer Leverkusen  during the German Bundesliga  match between Bayer Leverkusen v Eintracht Frankfurt at the BayArena on May 5,...

According to BBC Sport, Liverpool have decided that a move for Bayer Leverkusen's Julian Brandt isn't viable this summer.

The Reds came up just short in the race for the Premier League title, so their last chance at silverware this summer comes in the Champions League final against Tottenham Hotspur next month.

Jurgen Klopp will be hoping to win that game in Madrid, and some had expected another battle between the two clubs for Bayer Leverkusen winger Brandt.

 

The Daily Mail report that Tottenham are pursuing Brandt, and are now looking to activate his £21.5million release clause in a bargain move.

Brandt has been linked with Liverpool for years now, but BBC Sport claim that a move this summer is unlikely, with the Reds deciding that a deal just isn't viable.

It's believed that Brandt wasn't keen on a move to Liverpool in 2017 as he wouldn't get guaranteed playing time, and that situation has got even worse since then. Add in the fee, wages and agent fees and Liverpool are allegedly just not in a position to make a deal happen for a player who wouldn't be a starter.

Julian Brandt of Bayer 04 Leverkusen controls the ball during the Bundesliga match between VfB Stuttgart and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Mercedes-Benz Arena on April 13, 2019 in Stuttgart,...

That leaves Tottenham as one of the favourites to sign Brandt, especially as they would be able to offer regular playing opportunities, which is seemingly key to the 23-year-old.

Brandt has hit nine goals and 17 assists this season, and whilst many expected him to join Liverpool at some stage, his Premier League move may actually come with Tottenham now.

Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (L) greets Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino before the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur...

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