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Rumour Mongering: Kostas Tsimikas Emerging As a Jamal Lewis Alternative

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So Liverpool are in the market for another left back as cover for Andy Robertson. We know that.

They don’t want to spend a lot of money so that rules out the big names. We know that.

Jamal Lewis is of interest for this. We know that.

What we now also know is that Kostas Tsimikas of Olympiacos might be of interest. The Greece international, if you didn’t get that from his delightfully Greek name, would fit the profile of a lower cost left back who wouldn’t demand to play every week. And considering Michael Edwards et al’s track record, it’s reasonable to think that if we’re in for him, he’s probably pretty good.

Simon Jones at the Mail is claiming that Liverpool are interested in our man Tsimikas, but could face a fight from Leicester City and Brendan Rodgers for his services.

He would cost around £12 million, Jones says.

It seems likely that Lewis is still the preferred target, but that might be easier said than done. Liverpool wanted to use Yasser Larouci as leverage to send the other way, but the Canaries just aren’t interested in that, so the price for Lewis might be too high.

Whoever we end up getting, it’s positive that the club is interested in strengthening the squad at least. Be it with Lewis, Tsimikas, or some rando we haven’t even heard of yet.