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Liverpool join Premier League scramble for Feyenoord’s Lutsharel Geertruida

Feyenoord defender Lutsharel Geertruida is reportedly on the radar of several clubs Premier League clubs.

Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United and West Ham United have been linked with a move for the 23-year-old (h/t AD).

The Reds are looking for a new centre-back after releasing Joel Matip, while Joe Gomez is attracting interest from the Saudi Pro League.

Geertruida can fill in adeptly at right-back and centre-back. The Rotterdam-born star bagged eight goals and five assists in 34 Eredivisie appearances last season.

He helped his side keep 15 clean sheets and won 61% of his defensive duels.

Geertruida was a mainstay for Arne Slot at Feyenoord last season, and the new Liverpool boss may be keen on reuniting with his trusted defender.

He came close to a move to RB Leipzig last summer. The Bundesliga club offered a €32.5 million fee for the Feyenoord captain.

However, the transfer ultimately fell through, leaving Geertruida in Rotterdam. With his contract expiring in a year, Feyenoord now face the prospect of losing him for a lower fee.

Talks between Geertruida and the club regarding a contract extension have proven unsuccessful, meaning a summer transfer appears inevitable.

Despite the club’s weak negotiating position, technical director Dennis te Kloese will likely push for a sizeable transfer fee.

Geertruida is currently focused on the upcoming European Championship in Germany.

He has been called up for the Netherlands squad and will hope to add to earn himself a big move with excellent performances.

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