Bayern, Liverpool informed of amount they have to pay for Roberto De Zerbi’s services

Roberto De Zerbi is one of the most exciting managers in the world at the moment. He may not have the pedigree of Pep Guardiola or the trophy collection of Jurgen Klopp, but the Italian tactician definitely knows what he’s doing as far as attacking football and playing it with style are concerned. This is the man who has almost single-handedly turned Brighton into a regular fixture in Europe.

For all the good things he’s done at the Seagulls, the lack of results to show for it this season may spell his end at the club. The Seagulls have been below-par this season, with the team even crashing out of Europe in style. Potential clubs where Roberto De Zerbi could end up next season are now learning what it will cost them if they want to snap up the Italian tactician this summer.

Roberto De Zerbi’s release clause comes to light

Roberto De Zerbi has been linked with a move to either Bayern Munich or Liverpool, as their primary target, Xabi Alonso, rejected both clubs to stay at Bayer Leverkusen for at least one more season. The Spaniard is working wonders with the German club this season, which quickly created a huge demand for him. However, he has decided to stay at the club for one more season, leading both Bayern Munich and Liverpool to pursue other targets.

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According to Fabrizio Romano, De Zerbi’s contract has a release clause that is only active this summer. This means any club looking to tempt the Italian tactician out of Brighton & Hove Albion must pay around ÂŁ12-13m. This is a very direct process for clubs like Bayern Munich and Liverpool, who are both keeping tabs on the former Shakhtar Donetsk manager as the new man to take the reigns at their clubs.

Bayern Munich have decided to part ways with Thomas Tuchel at the end of the season, with the former Chelsea manager leaving the club by mutual agreement once the season ends. His departure was only made possible by the emergence of Xabi Alonso’s Bayer Leverkusen this season, who sit at the top of the Bundesliga table with a 13-point advantage with just a few games left to play.

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Although Liverpool are still in the title race with almost everything to play for, Jurgen Klopp will step down as manager at the end of the season to take a sabbatical. This leaves Liverpool with a rebuilding journey to embark on.

Roberto De Zerbi earns praise from Jurgen Klopp

Roberto De Zerbi’s future is uncertain, as he made clear in the wake of Brighton’s defeat to Liverpool on Sunday. The Italian manager claimed he would have to hold several rounds of talks with the club before making a decision on whether he should stay beyond this season or find a new project to commit to. From his statement, you could tell he may no longer be convinced by the club’s ambition.

Liverpool is a potential destination for Roberto De Zerbi, and on Sunday, he drew some kind words from Jurgen Klopp, who greatly expressed his admiration for the Brighton manager. “I told De Zerbi to keep turning the football world upside down. I will watch it from some distance. I respect what he’s doing so much,” the Liverpool manager told BBC Radio.

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“It is incredible what he has done. Brighton have lost Alexis Mac Allister and Moises Caicedo, they have lots of injuries, but he puts a team like that together. It’s an incredible job,” Klopp added.

Both managers will hope to finish well before the end of the season and not let their summer moves get in their heads.


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