Super Lig club has plan for keeper after turning down €15m Liverpool offer

Date published: Monday 13th January 2020 3:37 - Matthew Briggs

Liverpool have seen a €15m offer for goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir turned down by Trabzonspor, according to a report in Turkey.

Jurgen Klopp’s side lodged the offer, which Turkish paper Karadeniz Gazetesi claimed included €10m plus infamous flop Loris Karius, with the hope of getting a deal done this month.

“There are offers for Cakir, we continue to receive offers. It’s been said Liverpool have made an offer,” Trabzonspor’s president said n 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.”

However, Sabah via Sport Witness say that Trabzonspor’s hierarchy decided to turn down the bid as they want to keep Cakir in their squad at least until the end of the season.

The 23-year-old, who made his debut for Turkey last May, is seen as a player with huge potential and the Super Lig club are hoping Cakir will perform well at this summer’s Euros, which will see his value soar.

Cakir has made 24 appearances in all competitions this season and has impressed with his performances and is under contract until the end of June 2024, with Trabzonspor holding an option to extend that by 12 months.

Trabazonspor will be hoping that they can get Cakir to be the subject of a summer bidding war, which Klopp will certainly not be keen on.



Cakir’s agent recently confirmed that Liverpool were among four English clubs tracking the two-time Turkey international.

“Liverpool are one of four English sides keeping close tabs on Ugurcan,” Engin Kirkpinar said.

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

West Ham are believed to be one of the other clubs chasing the player.


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