Liverpool goalkeeper target sets his sights on Napoli

Date published: Wednesday 6th June 2018 11:19 - Matthew Briggs

Liverpool goalkeeper target Andrij Lunin has set his heart on a move to Italy and Napoli, according to his father.

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

Now though with Jurgen Klopp possibly focusing his attention on a new No.1 keeper, it appears Lunin wants a move to Naples.

Aleksey Lunin, father and agent of the Ukrainian goalkeeper, has confirmed the interest of Napoli and also Inter Milan on Radio CRC via Ilbanconero.

“Well I have followed the EPL and the Italian Serie A since many clubs have interest in my son.

“Particularly, we followed teams like Milan, Juve, Napoli and Roma. Napoli? It’s great and it’s an honour that Napoli have interest in my son.

“We followed the games of Napoli and we thought he could win the Scudetto after the victory at Juventus.

“My son is growing as a player and the fact that many clubs have interest in him should give him motivation. He is doing well.

“Many teams have been after him even Spanish clubs but we would like to deepen the discussion only with Naples, the club is our preference.”

“We are proud of the interest of Napoli and we aren’t rushed as we will take our time to listen to the offers.”

Leicester and Watford were also believed to be tracking the player, who was also linked to Arsenal earlier in the year.

The former Dnipro keeper has been earning rave reviews in the Ukrainian top flight with 10 clean sheets from 36 games last 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 with his club chasing around €5million for the player.

 

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