Liverpool are reportedly tracking the talented German attacker Nick Breitenbucher, according to Spox.
The German source claims that Liverpool, along with Premier League rivals Chelsea, have the 17-year-old forward on their radar and with good reason considering the player he has been compared to in the piece.
The German youth international is being compared to Arjen Robben for his preference to cut in from the right and onto his preferred left foot.
Jurgen Klopp would certainly appreciate a talent with Robben’s abilities. It was the Dutchman who famously broke Klopp’s heart as Dortmund coach, scoring the winning goal at Wembley as Bayern Munich won the 2013 Champions League final.
Liverpool are said to be watching him, whilst Schalke have made contact with his current club regarding a potential deal.
The teenager, who has represented Germany at under-16 level, has impressed for Hoffenheim’s under-17s this season, scoring 13 goals in 16 games. That includes four goals in one game in an 8-1 thrashing of Frankfurt’s youngsters back in September.
So it is no surprise that Liverpool are keeping tracks on the player, who would be envisaged as a future first-teamer for fellow German and current Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.
So far, it would seem there is no definitive movement from Liverpool regarding a deal. However, it will be no surprise to see the club swoop in for the youngster over the next few months.
This is a name Liverpool fans should undoubtedly be keeping their eyes on.