Liverpool & Chelsea-linked Josko Gvardiol reveals when he will make transfer decision at RB Leipzig
- Defender catching the eye in Germany
- Attracting interest from England
- Real Madrid also keen on Croatian
WHAT HAPPENED? For now, the highly-rated Croatia international defender is enjoying his football at RB Leipzig. He is helping them to chase down German Cup glory in 2022-23, while there is also the potential for the notable scalp of Premier League title holders City to be claimed in the last-16 of the Champions League. With that in mind, Gvardiol says no decision on his future will be made until the summer.
WHAT THEY SAID: Gvardiol has told UEFA’s official website: “Ambitions? Well, I don't really know. I'm here right now and we have a lot of work to do; there's the Bundesliga and we're also playing in the Champions League and competing in the [German Cup]. So, it's important for me to be as successful as possible this season, and then when the season is over, I can think about what and how to proceed.”
THE BIGGER PICTURE: Leipzig have Gvardiol tied to a contract through to 2027, so are under no pressure to sell, and have made it clear that they will not be inviting offers for one of their prized assets.
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WHAT NEXT? Real Madrid have also been credited with interest in Gvardiol, with the 21-year-old considered to be on the most promising centre-halves in world football. His stock soared when helping Croatia to the semi-finals and a third-place finish at the 2022 World Cup.