Club chief confirms Liverpool bid for key man; hints deal could be done

Date published: Tuesday 7th January 2020 11:57

Trabzonspor president Ahmet Agaoglu has confirmed that the club have received an offer from Liverpool for goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir.

Cakir has impressed for the Turkish side so far this season, having appeared in 16 of his side’s Super Lig games this term and making 24 outings in total.

Previous reports have linked the 23-year-old with a move to the Premier League, with the Reds, West Ham and Manchester United all linked in recent weeks.

It is not clear if all of the aforementioned teams are keen on the stopper, but Agaoglu has now confirmed that Liverpool have made a concrete approach for the player.

Indeed, the club’s president hinted that Liverpool could even get the deal over the line.

“There are offers for Cakir, we continue to receive offers. It’s been said Liverpool have made an offer,” the club’s president said in quotes cited by The Metro.

“So a team that is undefeated in the Premier League wants my keeper. In other words Liverpool’s goalkeeper is in my goal.”

Liverpool lost Simon Mignolet to Club Brugge in the summer but were quick to find a back-up goalkeeper soon after, with Adrian joining at the start of August.

Adrian made an incredible impression after just four days at his new club, saving the final penalty which won the Reds the UEFA Super Cup against Chelsea.

 

 

The Spaniard then made eight successive Premier League appearances due to Alisson’s calf injury and impressed.

However, the 33-year-old has one season left on his current deal at Anfield – including the option of an extra year – and Liverpool will undoubtedly be looking to the future to replace him.

Elsewhere, Liverpool have announced a reportedly lucrative new kit deal with Nike which will come into effect from the start of the 2020/21 season.

According to Forbes, the deal will be worth substantially more than the £75m Manchester United receive from adidas each season.

Liverpool’s managing director and chief commercial officer, Billy Hogan, said: “Our iconic kit is a key part of our history and identity.

“We welcome Nike into the LFC family as our new official kit supplier and expect them to be an incredible partner for the club, both at home and globally as we continue to expand our fanbase.

“As a brand, Nike reflects our ambitions for growth, and we look forward to working with them to bring fans new and exciting products.”

 

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