Liverpool target discusses ‘annoying’ transfer rumours

Matt Stead

Julian Brandt says that he would have no problem turning down interest from Liverpool or other clubs.

Brandt has been in fine form for Bayer Leverkusen this season, scoring two Bundesliga goals and assisting another six from the wing.

The forward has emerged as a potential transfer target for a number of clubs, with Liverpool, Manchester City and Bayern Munich all linked.

But the 20-year-old insists he would be happy to extend his current deal at Leverkusen, which expires in summer 2019.

“I would not be scared to dismiss Bayern for a second time,” he told Bild am Sonntag. The same goes for other clubs, too.

“Of course [a new Leverkusen deal] is possible. I feel very comfortable here and I know what I’ve got here. We’re constantly in good talks.

“If it were up to me, the summer would be the right time to reveal a decision. I don’t want to deal with this forever. It gets annoying and performances will suffer because of it.”