Liverpool transfer news: Kalajdzic may extend contract with Stuttgart
Liverpool transfer target Sasa Kalajdzic has admitted that he’s enjoying life at Stuttgart and could end up extending his contract with the club.
The Austria international has been making waves in the Bundesliga this season with goals and assists a plenty with the recently promoted side.
As such, the striker’s performances have reportedly attracted the interest of Premier League sides West Ham and Liverpool.
And with a contract that is set to expire in 2023, Kalajdzic isn’t tied down to a long-term deal that could push the price up to a crazy value.
However, the Austrian target man has poured cold water over any idea of him leaving this summer by suggesting that he’s perfectly happy at Stuttgart and could even extend his stay.
“I’m happy to be with Stuttgart,” the striker said in an interview with German magazine Kicker.
“Because I like to play at Stuttgart and know that I am valued. I am in Stuttgart with head and heart.”
When asked if he would extend his current deal with the club if sporting director Sven Mislintat made an offer, the striker said: ”I can certainly imagine that.”
How good is Sasa Kalajdzic?
Although the young striker is 23, he’s only completed three full seasons of top-flight football in Austria and Germany and is still a relatively unknown quantity. However, what we’ve seen from Kalajdzic this season suggests he’s undoubtedly a star in the making.
In just 25 league games for Stuttgart, the towering striker has already bagged 13 goals and four assists, with crucial performances coming in the biggest of games.
Indeed, in his debut season in the Bundesliga Kalajdzic has already picked up goals or assists against the likes of Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Moenchengladbach and Eintracht Frankfurt. And it was only a few weeks ago that he was bullying a Bayern Munich back-line.
Such is the player’s stature – standing tall at 6 ft 7 inches and quicker than most defenders – that comparisons to Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland are all but inevitable.