The Merseyside Move for Wataru Endo
In the bustling world of football transfers, Liverpool are on the brink of securing a significant addition to their squad. The Reds are reportedly nearing an agreement with Stuttgart for their midfield dynamo, Wataru Endo.
The Deal’s Intricacies
From the heart of Germany, whispers suggest that a deal, hovering around the €19million (£16.2m) mark, is on the cusp of finalisation. The negotiations have reached an advanced stage, and the Japanese international has been granted the green light to journey to Merseyside, sealing the transfer.
🚨 Liverpool closing in on signing Stuttgart defensive midfielder Wataru Endo. #VfB wanted to renew contract (2024) but Liverpool in advanced talks + 30yo granted permission to travel to Merseyside to complete move @TheAthleticFC after @FabrizioRomano #LFC https://t.co/YbsxA8YOnx
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) August 16, 2023
Jurgen Klopp’s brigade has been on the hunt to bolster their midfield ranks. Their pursuits of Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia didn’t bear fruit, leading them to the doors of Stuttgart.
A Glimpse at Endo’s Journey
Endo, donning the captain’s armband for Stuttgart, made the switch to the Bundesliga side in the summer of 2020. His journey began at the Belgian Pro League outfit, Sint-Truiden. With just a year remaining on his current contract, Endo’s last season’s stats are impressive. Clocking in 40 appearances, he found the net six times and set up five more.
What’s Next for Liverpool?
With or without their potential new signing, Liverpool’s focus will be on their upcoming clash. They’re set to face Bournemouth at the iconic Anfield this Saturday.