Five facts about Konstantinos Tsimikas as Liverpool reportedly agree fee
Liverpool have reportedly agreed on a fee with Olympiacos for the transfer of full-back Konstantinos Tsimikas.
The Reds appear to have shifted focus from Norwich City’s Jamal Lewis to target the 24-year-old as backup for Andy Robertson.
Supposedly an £11.75 million agreement is in place (Daily Mail), but personal terms are yet to be sorted.
Tsimikas – known mainly as Kostas – is little known to English football fans, so here are five facts about the star ahead of a potential move to Anfield:
He’s recently faced English opposition
After initially featuring against Tottenham Hotspur in the 2019/20 Champions League, Olympiacos and Kostas then dropped down into the Europa League.
He impressed during the victory over Arsenal over two legs before the enforced break, and also caught the eye during the second leg defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Thursday.
Kostas is a full Greece international, having earned three caps for his country so far.
His last appearance came in September against Liechtenstein in a European qualifier.
Kostas also earned caps at U19 and U21 level.
British clubs linked
Several teams have been linked with Kostas in 2020, with Tottenham, Arsenal and Leicester City having all been named as interested (SDNA, April 2020).
Scottish giants Rangers were also credited with interest at one point (Fotomac December 2019).
Fast and creative
Kostas has become renowned for his desire to bomb forward and provide support in the final third.
The star registered seven assists last term, five of those coming in the league – a respectable return for a left-back.
That creativity surely makes him a worthy backup to Robertson, who has undoubtedly proven himself as one of the very best creative full-backs in the world.
He’s a winner
After playing a key role for Olympiacos all season, Kostas finished up with the first league title of his career in June.
Liverpool have redeveloped a taste for silverware in the last year, and the 24-year-old could be a great fit at Anfield where a winning culture has been instilled.
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