Liverpool eye Olympics-bound star as long-term Andy Robertson successor

Liverpool are among a host of Premier League teams monitoring Brest left-back Bradley Locko ahead of the summer transfer window, according to a report from Football Insider.

The Reds, alongside Aston Villa and West Ham, are reportedly weighing up bids for the 22-year-old, impressed by his stellar performances in Ligue 1 this season.

Locko's contributions have been instrumental in Brest's strong campaign, with the Brittany side currently on course to quality for next year's Champions League against all odds.

The report says that the trio of clubs view the young defender as a player with "huge potential," indicating their eagerness to secure his services.

Bradley Locko in France's Olympics squad

The left-back has been a mainstay in Brest's lineup this season, featuring in all 32 of his side's Ligue 1 fixtures and providing three assists along the way.

Despite only joining Brest from Stade Reims last summer, following a successful loan spell in the 2022-23 campaign, Locko has swiftly established himself as a key figure in the team.

Adding to his achievements, Locko has also earned a spot in Thierry Henry’s Olympics squad, set to take place on French soil later this year, highlighting his rising stature in French football.

A long-term replacement for Andrew Robertson?

Locked into a contract with Brest until June 2027, Locko's future remains a subject of intense speculation, especially with Premier League giants Liverpool seeking reinforcements in the left-back position.

The Anfield club's interest in Locko comes as Andrew Robertson, now 30, grappled with injuries throughout the 2023-24 campaign.

In his absence, Kostas Tsimikas was often overlooked in favour of Joe Gomez, who could be on his way out of the club.

Now Tsimikas is linked with Barcelona, with reports that the Catalans have been in touch with the Greek's representatives.

Aston Villa, meanwhile, look set to qualify for the Champions League next season and are eyeing new arrivals to bolster their squad as they look to compete at the highest level of European football.

West Ham are in the market for a left-back, too, as veteran Aaron Cresswell looks set to depart when his contract expires in June.

Therefore, should the Reds ultimately decide to pursue Locko, competition will be fierce for his signature, and the club may need to act fast ahead of the Olympics, when the world's eyes will be on the prodigious talent.

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