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Report: Liverpool player emerges as summer target for Serie A giants

Liverpool defender Kostas Tsimikas has reportedly emerged as a transfer target for Napoli.

The Reds signed the Greece international last summer from Olympiakos for a reported £11.8million fee.

However, things haven’t gone to plan for Tsimikas at Anfield thus far, to put it mildly.

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The 24-year-old has made just six appearances for Liverpool, and has only played five minutes of Premier League football.

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And according to Il Napoli Online, the Serie A giants could rekindle their interest in Tsimikas, a player who’s “almost always on the bench”.

Napoli have just lost Faouzi Ghoulam to an ACL injury, meaning they will need cover in the left-back position.

And having reportedly considered Tsimikas before he went to Liverpool, he apparently remains a potential option for the Italian high-flyers.

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Tsimikas’ Liverpool career hasn’t taken off yet due to a combination of injuries and Andrew Robertson having firmly cemented his place in the starting XI.

According to The Athletic, Jurgen Klopp has not seen sufficient evidence in training that he has sufficiently adapted to the team’s style of play.

It remains to be seen whether Tsimikas will look to challenge for a first-team place next season or opt to up sticks.

Likewise, Liverpool could well choose to move him on and try their luck with someone else, perhaps an academy graduate.

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