Liverpool one of four monitoring promising €20m-rated Turkish stopper

Date published: Wednesday 20th November 2019 5:20


Liverpool are one of a quartet of English sides keeping tabs on the €20m-rated Turkish goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir, according to the player’s agent.

The 23-year-old has risen to become the number one between the sticks with Trabzonspor, with his performances earning him a maiden cap at senior level for Turkey earlier this year.

Cakir ascended to the top of the Turkish goalkeeping pecking order recently, keeping a clean sheet in their Euro 2020 qualifier versus Andorra on Sunday.

Liverpool are set for the long-term with Brazilian Alisson, but with back-up Adrian’s contract only running until the summer of 2020 (albeit with a club option to extend for a further year), the club could look to bring in stiffer competition from the bench.

Speaking on the level of interest in his client, the player’s agent – Engin Kirkpinar – (via said: “Liverpool are one of four English sides keeping close tabs on Ugurcan.

“Liverpool are among the sides interested in Cakir and have been monitoring his progress.



“Trabzonspor value Cakir as being worth a minimum €20m and will not sell him in January.

“An end of season move could however, be on the cards.”

Meanwhile, Liverpool have been dealt a double injury blow ahead of Saturday’s encounter with Crystal Palace, but one forward has returned to training.


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