Liverpool are close to signing Stuttgart midfielder Wataru Endo. Head coach Sebastian Hoeneß confirmed that he was not in training today.
Wataru Endo has been given permission to secure a dream move to Liverpool, with Stuttgart manager Sebastian Hoeneß confirming his departure.
Liverpool fans were stunned late on Wednesday night as rumors of Endo’s move to Anfield surfaced.
Fabrizio Romano broke the news last night claiming Liverpool have made a formal offer to sign Endo permanently.
Athletic’s David Ornstein then added that Liverpool were approaching Endo and that he had been given permission to undergo a medical.
Ornstein adds that Endo’s medical treatment will take place later in the day in a €19million (£16.2million) deal.
Everyone knows Liverpool need a defensive midfielder or two, especially after missing Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia.
However, no one could have expected Endo to be the man as Jurgen Klopp and Joerg Schmadtke would provide a real upset.
Stuttgart coach confirms Wataru Endo for Liverpool
This is a heavy blow for Stuttgart.
They have battled relegation from the Bundesliga in recent years and Endo has been a driving force in midfield.
The 30-year-old is their inspirational leader down the middle of the pitch but Endo is now ready to make a dream move to Anfield.
Stuttgart boss Sebastian Hoeneß has now done it quoted from Transfermarkt stating that Endo was indeed allowed to leave the country and undergo his medical in Liverpool.
Hoeneß confirmed that Endo was not in training today and hinted that the move was a club decision and not his own plans.
Hoeneß adds that Endo was “very important” both as a player and as a person, but he just couldn’t say no to joining Liverpool at this point in his career, underscoring his dream of playing in the Premier League.
“I can confirm that Wataru has been released by the club for interviews and medical tests. “He wasn’t in training today,” said Hoeneß.
“From the club’s point of view, the economic package is good.” Wataru is a very important player in terms of sport and personality. At the age of 30, he now has the opportunity to join Liverpool in the Premier League. It’s a dream of his,” he added.
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