Danish international on Anfield radar.
Bayern Munich have entered the race to sign Liverpool target Simon Kjaer, according to Inside Futbol.
The Denmark international was one of the most sought-after targets of last summer’s transfer window with many of Europe’s big clubs casting their eye over him including Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and Juventus. It was therefore a real coup for Steve McClaren, then Wolfsburg manager, to persuade him to swap Palermo for Wolfsburg. Since then, however, the former England manager has departed as well as his successor Pierre Littbarski and several players have been linked to an exit from the Volkswagen Arena.
£13m rated Simon Kjaer left Palermo for Wolfsburg last summer hopeful that the former Bundesliga winners, under the then new manager Steve McClaren, would battle back to their best but it hasn’t quite worked out that way. The 22 year old Danish international drew a lot of attention following two successful seasons in Serie A and it surprised many that the centre back opted for a move to a side who had done from title holders to mid table in the space of season.
This term Wolfsburg have continued to sink like a stone and are presently in the relegation zone and did of course sell their prized goalscoring possession Edin Dzeko to Man City in the January sales. Now Liverpool have come calling and the talented and composed centre back may well consider leaving Germany for Merseyside.
Director of football Damien Comolli is reportedly interested in bringing Kjaer to Liverpool and a move to bring in further defensive options would appear to be a wise one. Jamie Carragher and Sotirios Kyrgiakos are getting on a bit and Daniel Agger has suffered with injuries. The club did of course bring in young Scottish international Danny Wilson from Rangers but he may be too raw for a regular first team spot.