Liverpool are ready to make a move for Turkish keeper Ugurcan Cakir, with the Reds seeing the 23-year-old as a replacement for Simon Mignolet.
According to TeamTalk, cited by Anfield HQ, the Reds are expecting the Belgian to move on this summer and will target the Trabzonspor keeper as his replacement.
Mignolet joined Liverpool back in 2013 from Sunderland and has gone on to make over 200 appearances for the club.
The 31-year-old has come in for plenty of praise this season from Jurgen Klopp, with the Reds boss complementing Mignolet’s professionalism around Anfield.
However, with Mignolet free to leave for a fee around £4.5m, Cakir has been identified as the Belgian’s replacement for the number two spot on Merseyside.
The youngster has enjoyed an outstanding season for Trabzonspor, resulting in a senior national call-up.
And Cakir’s agent admitted recently that the Reds are interested in securing the keeper this summer, however, revealed there has been no official offer as of yet.
Every team have scouts and some of them are following Ugurcan’s matches. Schalke haven’t made an official offer for him.
I know Lille and Schalke are following him. Liverpool are also interested in him. Liverpool officials have talked with us, we had some contacts, but no official offer has come from them.
If Liverpool do sign Cakir this summer, the likelihood of him receiving much game time is slim, however, the Turkish stopper would surely be given the chance to impress in both domestic cup competitions.
Four more back-up goalkeepers Liverpool could target
Mexican international Ochoa has over 100 appearances for his country and would bring plenty of experience to Anfield.
Former England number one Hart has lost out on his Burnley starting sport to Tom Heaton since the turn of the year and could be another experienced option for the Reds.
Former West Ham number one Adrian has been warming the bench for the Hammers ever since Lukasz Fabianski joined the club and is available on a free transfer this summer.
Romanian international Tatarusanu has bundles of experience in various countries and could be a cheap option for the Reds.