Report: Club ready to sell centre-back wanted by Paratici 

Fabio Paratici
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German publication Der Westen have reported that Schalke are keen to cash in on rumoured Tottenham Hotspur target Ozan Kabak.

Kabak spent the second half of last season on-loan at Liverpool but the young centre-back did not make much of an impression during his short stint at Anfield.

Despite the injury crisis Jurgen Klopp’s men had at centre-back, the 21-year-old struggled for game time towards the end of the season and the Merseysiders have unsurprisingly decided against taking up the £18m option to buy the player. 

Reports in the Italian press claimed last week that Fabio Paratici wants to bring the Turkish international to North London.

Der Westen have now revealed that Schalke want to get Kabak’s salary off their wage bill after their relegation from the Bundesliga and are willing to listen to offers for the defender.

The report reveals that Crystal Palace, Leicester City and RB Leipzig are also interested in the centre-back.

Spurs Web Opinion 

Kabak did not impress during his time at Liverpool but it is only normal for a young centre-back to take a season to get adjusted to the rigours and intensity of the Premier League. However, the 21-year-old would be one for the future rather than someone capable of fixing our issues at the back right now. 

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  1. He would be like the Turkish Eric Dier. Exactly what we don’t need. Someone who makes many mistakes and isn’t up to speed with our league. My Liverpool mates do not want him back. We need a composing leader at the back. Really need a left footer too. Skriniar would be ideal. I’m unsure on Anderson who was at Fulham. He did ok, is far better than Kabak, but I’m not sure he would be a lot better than what we have. I was more keen on him when Lyon ended up buying him from Sampdoria.


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