Liverpool leading race to sign €20m-rated Bundesliga attacker

The Merseyside giants are reportedly monitoring Giovanni Reyna as the German boss ponders a future swoop for the Borussia Dortmund attacker. The United States international is regarded as one of the most talented teenagers in the Bundesliga and made his debut in January at the tender age of 17.

Giovanni has played a further 17 games for the first team and netted his first goal for Bundesliga club in the German Cup in February. Reyna also became the third-youngest footballer to feature in the UCL knock-out stages and assisted Erling Haaland in a 2-1 win over PSG.

Meanwhile, Reds have made only one addition during a quiet window, and Jan Aage Fjortoft believes Jurgen Klopp’s focus may be on possible transfers for years to come. The ex-Sheffield United and Middlesbrough centre-forward now a highly-regarded pundit, confirmed the American is on Klopp’s radar alongside another BVB attacker.

“I think they are paying special attention to Dortmund. The American Gio Reyna and, of course, Erling Haaland,” Fjortoft said. The Norway great also claimed the German tactician is keen on Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies, but described the left-back as “obviously unattainable”.

Davies is currently negotiating a new contract with Bayern Munich, while Erling is believed to be protected at the Signal Iduna Park by a £63m release clause. As such, the German tactician may see the 17-year-old attacker as the most realistic transfer target of the trio as his deal at Westfalenstadion expires next June.

Fjortoft also gave his verdict on Reds transfer activity this summer, which has been limited to the £12m acquisition of defender Kostas Tsimikas. “We know that Klopp wanted Werner,” he added.