Liverpool are reportedly sending scouts to finalize deal for La Liga star

Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool FC boss, Jurgen Klopp is looking to bolster his backline in the summer as the clubs scouts are on their way to Spain to keep tabs on Valencia’s German defender Shkodran Mustafi. The club definitely needs reinforcements at the back for next season following Mamadaou Sakho’s impending ban for failing a drugs test, Kolo Toure being out of contract at the end of the season and doubts about Martin Skrtel.

The 24-year-old has represented Germany at every youth and also won the World Cup in 2014 and is expected to travel with the squad to this summer’s European tournament. He has been linked with a lot of moves to one of football’s elite clubs in recent times because of his defensive solidity and aerial prowess.

Interesting, the defender knows Liverpool town pretty well, as he formerly played for their cross town rival Everton’s youth side between 2009 and 2012, he also made his first-team appearance for Everton in the Europa League, and was on the bench for various Premier League games under Everton’s previous manager David Moyes.

He has also played for Italian side Sampdoria but his best career spell has come since he made the switch to Valencia as he has really progressed well as a defender and also cemented a starting place at the heart of the Spanish side’s defense.

Spanish journalist Dani Moreno said: Liverpool will see a player at VCF on Sunday, Mustafi. They will negotiate, they want to sign. Mustafi will definitely be a great addition to the Liverpool backline.