Arsenal and Liverpool make transfer inquiries for Willian Pacho | Football

Willian Pacho is on the radar of both Arsenal and Liverpool (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal and Liverpool have made inquiries for Willian Pacho, with Eintracht Frankfurt prepared to cash in on the sought-after defender for the right price in the summer transfer window.

Pacho, 22, has established himself as a near ever-present for Frankfurt since arriving from Royal Antwerp last June, missing just one game of the side’s impressive Bundesliga campaign this term.

The Ecuador international, capped ten times by his country, has quickly settled into life in Germany and has been instrumental in the club sitting sixth in the top flight and pushing for European qualification.

However, speculation has been mounting that Pacho could be set for the exit door at the Waldstadion, with the centre-back’s performances across an outstanding debut season believed to have caught the attention of some of Europe’s elite teams.

According to Sky Sports’ Florian Plettenberg, Frankfurt could look to offload Pacho at the end of the campaign, after signing the young defender for a fee of just last €9million (£7.6m) last summer.

The Bundesliga outfit recognise that they could to make a tidy profit on the centre-half and would be willing to let him leave if they receive an offer of between €50-60m (£43-51m).

Both Arsenal and Liverpool have held discussions over a potential move for Pacho and it’s claimed Frankfurt are ‘aware’ of the interest from the two Premier League giants.

Eintracht Frankfurt star Willian Pacho

Frankfurt want between £43-51m for the Ecuador defender (Picture: Getty)

Pacho is tied to Frankfurt until 2028, with the Ecuadorian putting pen to paper on a five-year contract when he agreed to leave Belgium for Germany last summer.

‘Willian is a very clever player, who listens well and is quick to implement what is asked of him,’ Frankfurt’s sporting director recently said on Pacho.

‘His speed and strength in the tackle are what make him stand out.’

Frankfurt head coach Dino Toppmoller, meanwhile, believes Pacho has the potential to become a ‘world-class’ defender should he continue on the same trajectory.

‘He’s doing a great job, and is getting better all the time,’ Toppmoller told reporters earlier this season.

‘He’s really reliable and has world-class potential.’

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