Frankfurt set asking price for Arsenal and Liverpool target Willian Pacho | Football

Willian Pacho has impressed since joining Eintracht Frankfurt last summer (Picture: Getty Images)

Eintracht Frankfurt have no intention of letting defender Willian Pacho leave cheaply this summer, slapping a €60m (£51.2m) asking price on the Liverpool and Arsenal target.

The 22-year-old only signed from Royal Antwerp last summer for €9m (£7.6m), which is already turning out to be a bargain deal for the German side.

The Ecuador international has been a regular this season, making 24 Bundesliga starts and eight more in the Europa Conference League.

Pacho made his debut for his country last year and has already picked up nine caps and becoming an unlikely goal-scoring hero, netting twice for Ecuador despite not scoring a single goal in his club career to date.

Sky Sport Germany report that the centre-back has caught the attention of both Liverpool and Arsenal, with both Premier League giants putting him on their shortlist of summer targets.

Frankfurt know that it will be difficult to keep hold of Pacho with that level of interest, but do not intend on letting him leave for less than €60m (£51.2m).

The Ecuadorian signed a five-year contract when he arrived from Antwerp, so with his deal running until 2028 Frankfurt are in a strong position to make demands.

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Pacho took on Lionel Messi for Ecuador against Argentina last September (Picture: Getty Images)

The likes of Tottenham and Everton have also been linked with Pacho over the last year, but while Spurs could certainly battle it out for his services, the Toffees are unlikely to be successful in a fight with clubs at the top end of the Premier League.

Frankfurt boss Dino Toppmoller said of Pacho: ‘He’s doing a great job, and is getting better all the time. He’s really reliable and has world-class potential.’


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