Manchester City and Chelsea transfer target Josko Gvardiol names Liverpool as ‘dream’ club

Dream: Gvardiol has spoken about his love for Liverpool  (Getty Images)
Dream: Gvardiol has spoken about his love for Liverpool (Getty Images)

Josko Gvardiol admits Liverpool are his “dream” club ahead of what is expected to be a transformative summer for the RB Leipzig defender.

The Croatian was one of the stars of the World Cup in Qatar, shining an even brighter spotlight on one of Europe’s most promising young centre-backs.

Standard Sport understands both Chelsea and Manchester City are among the clubs keen on the 20-year-old, with something of a bidding war expected this summer.

Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid are also believed to be in the race.

While Liverpool’s midfield problems have led to calls for a rebuild in that area of the team, it would be foolish to suggest a club of that stature would not hold at least some interest in Gvardiol.

Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip are both over the age of 30 and Joe Gomez has struggled for consistent form for a while now and a refresh could well be required.

Speaking to RTLDanas, Gvardiol said when asked of his dream club: “That would definitely be Liverpool.

“Since I was little, I watched a lot of their matches with my dad.

"We covered every season in detail. It is a club that has remained in my heart".