Like him or not, Martin Skrtel has been a mainstay of the Liverpool lineup for the better part of the last decade. But now that he’s on the wrong side of 30, the club may be ready to part ways with the veteran defender, and a host of well-paying clubs could be poised to scoop him up.
Skrtel’s agent Mithat Halis recently revealed that Turkish giants Fenerbahce, Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg and multiple clubs in the high-spending Chinese Super League are all interested in the 31-year-old Slovakian defender.
“There are three clubs that want Martin,” Halis said, per the Daily Express. “Fenerbahce have been interested for four years but there are also offers from China and Wolfsburg also want him…”
Skrtel made his fewest appearances for Liverpool in the past six seasons and has been tipped to be one of the many players likely on the chopping block as manager Jurgen Klopp tries to remake his team.
In his nine seasons at Anfield, Skrtel has made 242 league appearances and scored 16 goals. He won the Liverpool Player of the Year Award in 2012 and has been named the Slovak Footballer of the Year four times in that span.
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