The Turkey international, who was on a loan spell at Liverpool for the second half of the 2020-21 season, made 13 appearances for the Reds before heading back to his parent club, Schalke.
Pursuing a £35 million deal for fellow centre-backIbrahima Konate from RB Leipzig
opted to not trigger their £18 million option on Ozan Kabak’s loan deal.
Now according tothe Athletic
, Cash-strapped Schalke have offered their 21-year-old defender the Reds for a fee of around £8.5 million.
However, Liverpool have turned down the offer as they are already so well stocked in that department with Konate, Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip, Nat Phillips, and Ben Davies.
In hisfarewell letter to Liverpool fans
wrote: “Dear Liverpool family,
“I would like to thank you for the compassion and support you have shown towards me since the day I arrived. I believe the experience I have gathered during my four-month stay here has been a very important one.
“I have learned a lot from my manager Jürgen Klopp and all my teammates and I was proud to be part of this special family. I will always remember my days here at Liverpool with great happiness and the special song which you have kindly gifted me.”