Report: Liverpool interested in Daniel Martin

General view outside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Liverpool and AFC Bournemouth at Anfield on April 14, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing Daniel Martin from Sporting Gijon in the summer transfer window.

Loris Karius of Liverpool looks on during the UEFA Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool on May 26, 2018 in Kiev, Ukraine.

Liverpool are interested in signing Daniel Martin from Sporting Gijon in the summer transfer window, according to The Sun.

It has been reported by the British tabloid that Liverpool want to sign Martin and then either loan him out or make him part of the first-team squad should Danny Ward leave.

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The Reds reportedly want to groom the 19-year-old as a long-term replacement for 25-year-old German goalkeeper Loris Karius.

Loris Karius of Liverpool breaks down in tears after defeat in the UEFA Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool on May 26, 2018 in Kiev, Ukraine.

Good move from Liverpool?

Martin is a very talented and promising young goalkeeper, and the 19-year-old would be a good long-term signing for Liverpool.

The Spaniard is still developing and progressing, and it would not be wise to expect him to make an instant impact at Liverpool.

Loaning him out would be a good idea, as that would enable Martin to get some valuable playing time in a competitive environment.

Liverpool's Welsh goalkeeper Danny Ward attends a training session at the St Jakob-Park stadium in Basel, northern Switzerland, on May 17, 2016, on the eve of the UEFA Europa League final...

Future bleak for Danny Ward?

If Liverpool sign Martin, then that could be the end of Ward at Liverpool, with the 25-year-old Wales international goalkeeper having failed to establish himself in the Reds’ first team so far.

The Welshman is on the radar of Championship duo Norwich City and Swansea City, according to The Sunday Mirror (print edition, page 68, June 3, 2018) (click here to read more).

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