Breaking News: Liverpool’s Pursuit of Hincapie Far from Agreement

Liverpool are not close to any deal for Piero Hincapie despite reports stating otherwise, FootballTransfers has been informed.

There have been suggestions that the Reds are in advanced stages of negotiations for the Bayer Leverkusen defender – but we have been told that nothing has progressed since the summer.

Hincapie has been linked with a number of clubs recently, including Liverpool, but Xabi Alonso remains a huge fan of the youngster and there is no rush from the German club to make any sale, whether that be in the forthcoming January or the summer.

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Xabi Alonso does not wish to sell his defender anytime soon
– Xabi Alonso does not wish to sell his defender anytime soon

The Ecuadorian defender signed with Bayer Leverkusen in 2021 and he has been one of the standout performers in Germany.

The highly-rated Hincapie

Clubs had sent a number of scouts to watch the Bayer Leverkusen defender when he was at Independiente del Valle in the Ecuadorian Serie A. He ended up moving to the Bundesliga to play for Die Schwarzroten in 2021 on a five-year deal.

The Latin American, who started his career as a full-back, typically is slotted in on the left-side of a back-three in a 3-4-3 formation.

Bayer head coach Alonso puts the likes of Jeremie Frimpong and Mitchel Bakker on the midfield flanks – but they operate as wing-backs to provide defensive cover for when Hincapie makes those darts forward: in essence, for the youngster to be able to fulfil such a role at a new club it would require a system wherein those in midfield would have to come deeper.

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