Journalist Ryan Taylor has told his YouTube channel that he has been informed that reported Leeds United target Dominik Livakovic will leave Dinamo Zagreb during the January transfer window.
Livakovic’s stock has increased considerably over the last few weeks. The 27-year-old was outstanding as Croatia finished third at the World Cup in Qatar.
Livakovic will leave in January
It is a surprise to see the Whites linked with Livakovic. Of course, Illan Meslier has been our undisputed number one since the latter stages of our promotion-winning campaign. And he has been back to his best this season.
Taylor admitted that he is not aware of which clubs want to sign Livakovic. However, he insisted that he is indeed expecting the goalkeeper to move during the window.
“Dominik Livakovic, the Croatian goalkeeper, is a player that I’ve been told will be leaving Dinamo Zagreb in January. The Croatian club are resigned to losing the goalkeeper of the tournament really in Qatar. He was absolutely phenomenal for Croatia as they reached the semi-finals,” he told his YouTube channel.
“I’ve been told by sources close to Dinamo Zagreb that he’s expected to leave in January.”
Leeds move makes little sense
Leeds absolutely need additions in January. Already, the Whites’ rivals towards the bottom of the Premier League are closing in on signings, with Matheus Cunha reportedly Wolves-bound.
And Livakovic would be a great signing in isolation. However, his price will have risen significantly since he left for Qatar. And thus, it is hard to see Leeds bringing him to Elland Road.
Our priorities are surely to sign a new striker and left-back. We could also do with greater depth in the middle of the park. And any other superstar targets who emerge would be very welcome.
Livakovic is an extremely exciting target. But Meslier is one of the superstars we already have. So spending some of whatever budget we have in January on the Croatian seems to make little sense, in truth.