Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin are ‘looking into’ making a move for Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius this summer.
That’s according to Sport 1, who say the German side may be interested in the Liverpool outcast when he returns to Anfield this summer.
Karius is currently on loan at Turkish side Besiktas but has failed to impress at the club, conceding 46 goals in 32 games in all competitions and managing to keep just eight clean sheets.
He’s set to return to Liverpool in the summer, with Besiktas electing not to take up the purchase option they have as part of his deal.
A swift move elsewhere is expected for him, although not Portugal, with rumours linking him with a move there rubbished.
Germany may be the answer if Sport 1 are to be believed, with them reporting that they are looking for a new goalkeeper this summer and goalkeeper coach Zsolt Petry has had him on his list ‘for a long time’.
Hertha manager Michael Preetz wanted to sign Karius back in 2015 before his move to Liverpool in 2016.
His contract at Anfield does not contain a release clause so there’s no mention of a fee, although it’s easy to imagine the Reds would try to recoup most of the £5.58m they paid for him.
It’s explained Berlin could be an ‘exciting’ option for the ‘fashion conscious’ Karius, whose girlfriend also lives in the city and enjoyed his five years with Mainz in the Bundesliga previously.