Liverpool has reportedly made contact regarding the potential signing of Feyenoord defender David Hancko, as confirmed by the player’s agent. The 26-year-old Slovakia international has been impressive since his €6 million move from Sparta Prague to Feyenoord in August 2022, contributing to their Eredivisie title win and making 45 appearances across all competitions last season.
Primarily a left-sided center-back with the ability to play at left-back, Hancko’s versatility aligns with Liverpool’s needs. Despite previous interest in a similar player last summer, Liverpool opted to prioritize midfield additions. With Joel Matip sidelined for the season due to an ACL injury and entering the last year of his contract, the Reds are expected to seek a new center-back at the end of the season.
Earlier reports suggested Liverpool’s interest in Hancko, with Feyenoord allegedly valuing him at €45 million and resisting a January sale. Hancko’s agent, Branislav Jasurek from FairSport International, confirmed Liverpool’s contact while expressing expectations that the player will stay at Feyenoord, at least for the time being.
Jasurek stated, “As an agency, we are in contact not only with these two clubs (Liverpool and PSG) but also with others who are looking into David’s situation. I estimate that 80-90% David will stay in Rotterdam because Feyenoord is fighting for the Champions League, and the people at Feyenoord know that David Hancko will be sold, even in the summer, and maybe better than now.”
He highlighted the player’s commitment to discussing his future with the coach and emphasized Hancko’s preference for the best sporting opportunity over financial incentives. Jasurek suggested that if a transfer occurs, it would be to a significant club. However, even if Hancko stays, he anticipates the player’s contentment in Rotterdam.
Under contract with Feyenoord until 2028, Hancko could potentially face Liverpool in the Europa League knockout round play-offs if Feyenoord progresses. The Dutch side is set to play against AS Roma, and if successful, they could be drawn against Liverpool in the round of 16.