Liverpool agree with Olympiakos for Tsimikas in 16.5 million-euro deal

Olympiakos retain a 20% sell-off right

Liverpool have reportedly agreed to sealing an 16.5 million-euro deal for Olympiakos left-back Kostas Tsimikas.

The Reds are yet to agree personal terms with the Greece international, but that is not expected to present a major obstacle to the completion of the club’s first signing of the summer.

With Jurgen Klopp in the market for a back-up to Andy Robertson, Liverpool had first moved for Norwich defender Jamal Lewis.

However, the relegated Canaries’ insistence that they would not budge on their £20m valuation of the Northern Ireland defender blocked any hopes of a deal.

Liverpool’s initial bid plus a sell-on clause was rejected out of hand and, although discussions over a £12m offer took place, it was eventually decided not to follow through.

Olympiakos retain a 20% sell-off right if Liverpool release the full-back.