Cologne's goalkeeper Timo Horn catches a free kick during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and 1.FC Cologne in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Timo Horn: No “concrete offer” from Liverpool, but would consider “top club”

Timo Horn has addressed rumours of a summer move to Liverpool, saying there has yet to have been a “concrete offer” for his services.

Liverpool are believed to have scouted Horn and left-back Jonas Hector, both of Bundesliga side Cologne, for much of the season.

But with Jurgen Klopp stressing his faith in current first-choice goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, a move for Horn seemed increasingly unlikely.

Speaking to German publication Bild this week, Horn confirmed this, saying there was no “concrete offer” from any club, but hinted that he would be willing to join a “top club.”

“The fact is that there is still no concrete offer from Liverpool or any other clubs,” he said.

“My heart stays in Cologne, for now I stand in goal for Cologne next season.

“But I have always said that I will sit down to address it when an offer from a top club comes.”

Horn is believed to have a release clause of around £7 million in his current contract, and that must be triggered this month, leaving Bild to speculate this as a ‘come and get me’ plea.

Despite Mignolet’s improvement under Klopp in recent months, the German would be wise to add another goalkeeper to his ranks ahead of 2016/17.

Mignolet is a limited option between the sticks, as a strong reflex shot-stopper lacking a command of his penalty area and the ability to prompt attacks with his distribution.

Horn is far from the finished article as a goalkeeper, but at 22 years old arguably represents an upgrade on Mignolet already.

Developing his vocal presence throughout the 2015/16 campaign, Horn could progress into a top-level goalkeeper, and at £7 million and seemingly looking to join the Reds this summer, he would be a sensible target for Klopp.


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