Jurgen Klopp actively chasing Freiburg’s €20m-rated sensation

Liverpool have reportedly entered the race to sign Freiburg’s highly-rated centre-back Caglar Soyuncu.

The powerful defender, who is rated at €20million, has already established himself as a first-team regular for the Bundesliga outfit and has earned nine international caps for Turkey.

The 21-year-old is said to be keen on a move to the Premier League and Turkish-Football.com claims that Liverpool re among several clubs in England keeping tabs on the player.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is on the lookout for at least one central defender ahead of the January transfer window, with Liverpool once again struggling at the heart of their defence this season.

A previous move for Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk failed to materialise over the summer and Klopp is now looking at alternative options, should the Reds once gain be priced out of a move in the Saints stopper.

However, the report states that Freiburg are unlikely to sell their star man midway through the season unless a bid in the region of €20 million is tabled.

Soyuncu had also been linked with Manchester City in the past but it is not thought Pep Guardiola’s will renew their interest, given their improved defensive performances so far this term.