Liverpool in transfer battle with Premier League rivals for £17m Germany star

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Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly emerged as rivals to Liverpool for the signing of Koln and Germany left-back Jonas Hector.

The 26-year-old is currently featuring at Euro 2016, and scored the winning penalty against Italy at the weekend to help book the German’s spot in the semi-finals of the tournament.

However, his club future has also become a topic of discussion again this week, with The Express reporting that his performances have attracted attention from Tottenham.

Mauricio Pochettino now reportedly joins both Liverpool and Wolfsburg in the pursuit of the defensive ace, although they will have to splash out as it’s claimed in the report that his displays in France this summer have seen his valuation boosted to £17m.

Hector made 34 appearances in all competitions for Koln last season, and has established himself as a steady presence on the left flank for both club and country.

It remains to be seen where his next move takes him, but both Liverpool and Tottenham will likely be monitoring his situation closely in the coming weeks with a view of making a move.

Jurgen Klopp has already been busy this summer with the signings of the likes of Sadio Mane and Joel Matip, while Pochettino has taken Victor Wanyama to White Hart Lane.

Both clubs will be desperate to bolster their respective squads further ahead of next season, and with Danny Rose established as Spurs’ first-choice left-back, perhaps Liverpool would have the edge.

Nevertheless, it will come down to the player as to where he would prefer to move, but based on his efforts at the European Championship, he would certainly bring quality to his new team, if he chooses to leave Koln this summer.

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