Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius insisted that he would leave Anfield only if first-team football was on offer, and said he was followed by “half the premier league” before transferring to Manchester City.
“At the time, I was playing in the U16 national team and there were a lot of scouts at the games. At 16 you could sign your first professional contract. I had offers from all various clubs back then, but Manchester City was out of their way to help me.” the keeper stated to Transfermarkt.
“So I said to myself: I will take up the offer, and I will travel to England.”
“At that time I was only listening to Man City and VfB’s plans. At that moment, the arrival of investors in clubs was just beginning.”
“Man City was, in reality, a club strongly dependent on its own youngsters. Many have made the breakthrough, the academy has been in a strong place that’s why I eventually settled on this club.”