onrad Laimer admits a late move to Liverpool was never on the cards despite intense speculation during the closing hours of the summer transfer window.
With Jurgen Klopp making a U-turn in his decision not to sign a midfielder after an injury crisis derailed his side’s start to the season, the Austrian international was heavily linked with a move.
Bayern Munich were another club touted as a potential landing spot and the fact the 25-year-old has less than a year to go on his contract will likely only lead to more transfer talk over the coming months.
Though they reportedly tracked Laimer, Liverpool ended up making a last-ditch loan swoop for Juventus and Brazil star Arthur Melo.
While the Premier League is often heralded as the most desired destination for Europe’s elite players, Laimer has revealed a move to England is fairly low down on his list of priorities.
Speaking to BILD, Laimer said: “A hasty departure is not my thing. If I were to change clubs, I would want to think it through and decide calmly, not overnight.
“Especially since the first half of the season is very short anyway due to the World Cup and you wouldn’t have had time to settle in and find your feet.
“The Premier League is nice, but for me it’s not a must. It’s much more important to me: how do people talk to me, what feeling do I have about something.”