Julian Brandt reveals why he snubbed Liverpool transfer

Julian Brandt reveals why he snubbed Liverpool transfer

Julian Brandt reveals why he snubbed Liverpool transfer

The FC crew explain which transfer sagas are already driving them insane this summer.

Bayern Munich and Liverpool target Julian Brandt has ruled out a move away from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer as he concentrates on helping his team recover from a disappointing campaign.

Brandt had also been subject to an approach from Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich but stayed put- something he now intends to do beyond the summer.

The 21-year-old winger was a prime target for Jurgen Klopp, but the £25million-rated Brandt was not receptive to the interest and last month told Liverpool he had made a decision to stay in the Bundesliga.

Reports surfaced in April linking the talented winger, who has two-years remaining on his contract at the BayArena - with a move to the Allianz Arena.

"My gut feeling and my head are telling me the time to move has not arrived yet. I have to straighten things out in Leverkusen", Brandt told Kicker.

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The Bayer Leverkusen winger did not want to take the "risk" of not playing first-team football in the season before a World Cup.

Julian Brandt helped Leverkusen reach the knockout phase of the Champ-ions League last season.

"Of course, there are players who say a year without European football before the World Cup is good reason to move".

Brandt, who has previously been linked with a move to Liverpool, is now on global duty with Germany at the Confederations Cup as he looks to stake his claim for a place on the plane to Russian Federation next summer.

Bayern's technical director Michael Reschke signed the German global from Wolfsburg while in charge of Leverkusen's transfers in 2014.

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