Liverpool fan has already admitted he wants dream transfer amid 'contact' for Arne Slot favorite

-Credit: (Image: 2024 BSR Agency)
-Credit: (Image: 2024 BSR Agency)

New coach Arne Slot is yet to give a press conference or make any public declaration since being announced as the club's new manager, and with Richard Hughes also arriving as the new sporting director, who Liverpool's transfer targets are remain unknown.

Whether Slot wants to bring one or two of his old players from his time at Feyenoord is also a mystery, but one player who was highlighted as being someone who could make the switch is Slovak defender Dávid Hancko.

A couple of months ago, Dutch journalist Valentijn Driessen suggested Hancko was the only player currently playing for Feyenoord that Slot should consider taking with him to Anfield.

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As of writing, nothing has materialized. Liverpool hasn't bought anyone. This is likely to be the case until Euro 2024 concludes on July 14. However, the club could lose the chance to sign Hancko very soon.

That's according to Spanish source Mundo Deportivo, which state that Leicester City and Atlético Madrid are now in the mix for the center-back. Moreover, the Spanish outlet reports that the side from the capital is also in talks to sign Real Sociedad’s Robin Le Normand, but it also wants Hancko to play alongside Le Normand next season.

David Hancko is being linked with a move to Liverpool.
David Hancko is being linked with a move to Liverpool. -Credit:2024 UEFA

Hancko is valued at around $37m (£29m/€35m) by Feyenoord. Atlético will try to sign him for a lower figure, but with Liverpool and Leicester interested in the defender, it's unlikely that Feyenoord will agree to release him for anything under that figure.

Liverpool may hold a trump card, however. Hancko has admitted to being a massive Liverpool fan in an interview with Slovakian outlet Aktuality: "It all started with the Istanbul Champions League final in 2005, which my parents allowed me to watch until the end, and I didn’t have to go to bed even when extra time was going on. And then came Martin Škrtel," confessed Hancko.

“I have been a Liverpool fan ever since. I follow the English Premier League the most, so that is my dream. My role model has always been David Beckham, but I feel most for Liverpool.” says: Hancko's love for Liverpool could make a potential move easier and less expensive should the Reds make an approach for the defender this summer. It's very much a case of 'watch this space'.