Hoffenheim midfielder Christoph Baumgartner has admitted he is pleased to see rumours about a move to Liverpool or Manchester United this summer.
Baumgartner proved to be a key player for Austria at this summer’s European Championship, with several performances catching the eye.
That quickly led to speculation about a move away from current club Hoffenheim, who he has been with since a move from St. Pölten U18’s in 2017.
Liverpool were the first to be linked with his signature, with reports indicating that Jurgen Klopp was a big fan of the midfielder and was eyeing him as a replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum.
Manchester United were then brought into the mix as it was claimed that they could turn to the 21-year-old to replace Paul Pogba should he leave.
At the moment, neither club have made their move, but Baumgartner has been asked about the interest from both clubs already over the last month.
Now Sport 1 have taken the opportunity to ask what the midfielder thinks of interest from Liverpool and Manchester United, but he remained coy.
“It is, of course, better if there are positive rumours instead of negative ones,” he told them.
“But I feel very comfortable here and can develop well here. In football, you can never say 1000 per cent of what happens within a few months – but I am very happy here and see a great opportunity here to develop myself and the team.
“Last year, I slipped into a role that I really like and that I can use to develop personally.
“I want to hold on to that and want to keep pushing the gas with the team so that we can play a good season and attack again at the top.”