Liverpool set to lose £5.5m defender after agent confirms Turkish interest

Martin Skrtel's agent confirms interest from Turkey for the Liverpool defender

Martin Skrtel is wanted by Besiktas and Galatasaray, according to the Liverpool centre-half’s agent.

The Slovakia international was out-of-favour under Jurgen Klopp in the second half of the Premier League season following his return from injury.

The 31-year-old defender, who was linked with a move to Napoli last summer, has spent six seasons at Anfield since his move from Zenit St Petersburg in 2008.

Skrtel is currently facing competition from Mamadou Sakho, Kolo Toure, Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip for a centre-half spot in Klopp’s side.

The Slovakian’s agent Karol Csonto confirmed that Skrtel is attracting interest from Turkish duo Besiktas and Galatasaray in the summer transfer window.

“There are three clubs who really want him, and we expect Besiktas and Galatasaray to make good offers too,” Csonto told Goal.com.

Skrtel, who is currently on international duty with Slovakia at Euro 2016, started just 21 Premier League games for the 18-time English champions last season.

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The Slovakia international, 31, was an unused substitute in Liverpool’s 3-1 defeat by Sevilla in the Europa League final in Basel last month.

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