Sir Alex Ferguson has been impressed with the performances of Liverpool’s transfer target Julian Brandt, according to the editor of Kicker Magazine who claims he’s spoken with the former Manchester United manager.
The Bayer Leverkusen midfielder was heavily linked with a move to Anfield in the January transfer window, and is reportedly one of Jurgen Klopp’s priority targets ahead of the summer.
Speaking on the Liverpool Echo’s Anfield Extra podcast, the editor of Germany’s Kicker Magazine, Jorg Jakob, believes Brandt would be a perfect fit for Liverpool and reveals a conversation he had with Ferguson earlier this season.
‘First of all I’d like to mention the name of Alex Ferguson, who I talked to in November after he’d seen Brandt in the Champions League,’ said Jakob.
‘He was very impressed. And he was right, because Brandt is one of the best and finest talents we have in German football.
‘The move makes complete sense. To be honest I don’t know if it will happen, but it makes sense.
‘Leverkusen have a new manager and they definitely won’t qualify for Europe. This might be a reason for Brandt and his agent to say ‘let’s go to a Champions League club like Liverpool [providing we qualify].’
‘If he trusts in Jurgen Klopp a move could happen and maybe in some years it’ll be Real Madrid.’