Liverpool are said to have lodged a £22million offer for Trabzonspor goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir. The Reds could be set to make changes to their goalkeeper structure behind No 1 Alisson at the end of the campaign.
The Brazilian is unquestionably the first choice at Anfield but Jurgen Klopp wants to ensure things remain competitive in his squad.
This season has shown just how important a solid deputy can be.
Alisson missed seven matches at the start of the season, after damaging his calf on the first day of the campaign in August.
Adrian filled the void admirably as the Reds won their first eight Premier League matches.
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He even helped them win silverware in Istanbul, saving Tammy Abraham’s penalty to win Liverpool the Super Cup.
The Spaniard did not perform as impressively in the Champions League against Atletico Madrid, gifting the visitors a crucial away goal that changed the complexity of the tie.
Diego Simeone’s men went on to reach the quarter-finals as Liverpool crashed out 3-2 on aggregate.
Adrian may consider his future at the end of the campaign and could go in search of regular football.
According to Turkish journalist Serdar Ali Celikler, Liverpool have made a formal offer for Cakir.
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The 24-year-old has made a huge impression in the Turkish Super Lig, where he has played in the same team as former Red Daniel Sturridge.
Celikler said on VOLE’s Youtube channel: “I’ve made some calls with my Trabzonspor sources.
“I can confirm that Liverpool have made a bid for Ugurcan Cakir, which is worth €25m (£22m).”
The Turkish media have claimed that Cakir wants to ensure Trabzonspor receive a significant payday from his sale.
He also wants to play regularly, which is unlikely to happen at Liverpool.
Liverpool are set to offload Loris Karius this summer.
The German recently terminated his loan at Besiktas due to a dispute over his wages.
He will not be training with Liverpool though, despite Klopp’s players returning to Melwood at the start of the week for the first time since March.
Karius is unlikely to future for Liverpool again and Michael Edwards will be looking to cash in on the player.
There has already been interest from Hertha Berlin and Karius is believed to prefer a return to the Bundesliga.
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