FC Koln left-back Jonas Hector became an instant hero after converting the penalty that took Germany to semi-finals of the Euros.
The 26-year-old is expected to leave the Bundesliga club after the Euros and has been strongly linked with a move to Liverpool.
Liverpool, however, should now be prepared to spend some extra money on him, and could also face competition from other clubs.
According to German media outlet Express, Liverpool and Wolfsburg remain interested in the player, but Tottenham have also entered the race and have deposited their interest in a transfer.
Express believe Hector’s performances in the Euros means he could cost an interested club more than €20m.
FC Koln’s manager Peter Stoeger believes the player might now be in the limelight, but they always knew he was a good player.
“He is now perhaps more in focus, but those who know him, always knew in advance that he is a good player.”
Hector is expected to make a decision on his future only after the Euros, as the player has made it very clear he wants to concentrate on the tournament at the moment.
Liverpool have been linked for a while now, and you’d wonder if their failure to get a deal done quickly could cost them a few extra million should they be genuinely interested in signing him.
Hector can play at left back, defensive midfield and left midfield. Tottenham aren’t really in need of the player, unless someone is leaving this summer.