Man City and Liverpool plotting move for 24-year-old star

By | August 17, 2022

Premier League defending champions, Manchester City have reportedly made an enquiry to Hoffenheim about the availability of 24-year-old defender David Raum.

The 24-year-old, who has previously been rumoured with Liverpool, was a standout form for the German outfit in the 2021-22 season, founding back of the net three times and provided 13 assists in 32 Bundesliga games.

According to 90 min, Raum is believed to depart from Hoffenheim this summer and the Citizens have made deal to discuss the player’s availability.

The report claims that Hoffenheim are interested in securing the services of City’s Japanese defender Ko Itakura, who spent last campaign on loan with Schalke 04 and who is yet to make a single first-team games for the Citizens since joining the team in 2019.

A host of other teams, including the likes of Celtic and Borussia Monchengladbach, are also believed to be interested in Itakura, however, Hoffenheim could be willing to negotiate a possible swap deal with the Citizens which would involve Raum heading to the Etihad Stadium.

The report also claims that Pep Guardiola’s team are still prioritising a deal for Brighton & Hove Albion’s Marc Cucurella, with City allegedly poised to make a bid for the left-back, however, they have enquired about Raum in case they fail to lure the Spaniard away from the South Coast.

Raum, who has four years left on his Hoffenheim deal, has played nine international games for Germany and featured in all four UEFA Nations League matches earlier this month.