KO ITAKURA is reportedly set for a Premier League return with Liverpool and Tottenham reportedly within the Borussia Monchengladbach star.
The previous Manchester Metropolis centre-back has caught the eye of the Premier League once more after his spectacular spell within the Bundesliga.
Liverpool and Tottenham are considering signing Borussia Monchengladbach’s Ko ItakuraCredit score: Getty
Itakura joined Monchengladbach for £4million through the summer season of 2022 after serving to former aspect Schalke get promoted to the Bundesliga.
The Japanese star has since made 34 appearances for Monchengladbach.
And in August final yr, the 26-year-old gained the membership’s Participant of the Month award.
However in line with reporter Fabrizio Romano Itakura is “one to look at in 2024 as high golf equipment are monitoring Japanese CB.”
The switch guru added that Liverpool “have despatched their scouts a number of occasions to observe Itakura’s performances”.
And Ange Postecoglou is “monitoring” the defender who he additionally eyed up whereas managing at his former membership Celtic.
The ex-Metropolis star, who by no means performed for Pep Guardiola’s aspect, remains to be tied to the German membership till 2026.
And Romano confirmed his “launch clause is NOT legitimate in January.”
Itakura is presently valued at £13million in line with Transfermarkt.
In January 2019, he joined Metropolis however was instantly loaned to Eredivisie membership Groningen till the summer season of 2021 earlier than heading to then tier two aspect Schalke.
The 21-cap Japan worldwide can play each in centre-back and defensive midfielder positions which may swimsuit Jurgen Klopp as Joel Matip and Stefan Bajcetic are out with accidents.
Postecoglou’s aspect want defensive reinforcement after shedding Cristian Romero to a hamstring harm on Christmas Eve so as to add to Spurs’ harm disaster.