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Rumour Mongering: Napoli Determined to Sign Kostas Tsimikas

Liverpool are said to have rejected Napoli’s initial approach outright but the Serie A side won’t be deterred.

Liverpool Pre-Season Training Session Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

Liverpool left back and Greek player of the year Kostas Tsimikas arrived at the club last summer knowing he would have an uphill battle to earn significant playing time with Andy Robertson ahead of him in the pecking order.

When everything was said and done, though, just 225 total minutes for the 25-year-old will have been massively disappointing for him—and it’s perhaps not entirely surprising now to find him linked with a move away from the club.

In particular, Serie A side Napoli have been linked a handful of times, though whether that reflects genuine interest or the Italian press seeing a likely candidate to fill a need and doing the rest themselves is an open question.

Regardless, Corriere dello Sport this week say that Napoli see Tsimikas as one of their top two potential signings at the position and previously made an approach for the player only to have it rejected out of hand by the Reds.

That rejected approach, though—reportedly a loan offer—will not stop Napoli and they will return. If true, one imagines they will have to improve greatly and that the word “loan” will rather have to disappear any new offer.

There has been no suggestion Liverpool will seek to move Tsimikas this summer, and having paid £11.75M to sign him from Olympiacos just last year, for anything short of that fee there seems zero chance of that he will be departing.