Liverpool close in on surprise deal for €5million goalkeeper

Date published: Monday 7th May 2018 10:29 - Matthew Briggs

Liverpool are at the head of the queue for young Ukrainian keeper Andriy Lunin, according to a report.

The Daily Mirror claim that Liverpool “want Lunin to be their new No.3 keeper” and they are hoping to wrap up a deal for the 19-year-old Zorya Luhansk stopper.

Leicester and Watford are also believed to be tracking the player, who was also linked to Arsenal last month.

The former Dnipro keeper has been earning rave reviews in the Ukrainian top flight with 10 clean sheets from 34 games this season.

His contract though is up next summer and he looks set to move on after Zorya turned down a bid for him in January from Spanish club Real Sociedad.

According to his agent last month, Zorya want around €5million for the player, who made his international debut in March this year.

Inter Milan and Juventus are also said to be keen, with one of the youngster’s agents, Irakly Hvedeliani, telling Football-Ua last month: “The first real interest for Lunin was at the end of 2017 when scouts of Salzburg came to watch him.

“They offered €600.000 but the offer was rejected by Zorya. After that I was called bu Kaladze’s former collaborator, Lorenzo Bedin. He invited me and the other representatives of the player to talk in Turin but the meeting has never taken place. Lunin didn’t want to meet Juve chiefs without the agreement of Zorya.

“I know nothing about the interest of Inter. Zorya’s director of football Sergej Rafilov is very experienced. He is not going to sell the player for just €1 or 2million. They’ll make the player leave for like €5/6 million, not less.”

 

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