Agent claims Liverpool want Trabzonspor goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir

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Premier League runners-up Liverpool apparently want to strengthen the goalkeeping department at Anfield by signing Turkish shot-stopper Cakir.

goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir of Tranzonspor during the Turkish Spor Toto Super Lig football match between Besiktas JK and Trabzonspor AS on December 16, 2018 at the Vodafone Arena in Istanbul,...

Liverpool are interested in signing Trabzonspor ace Ugurcan Cakir. At least, that is what the goalkeeper’s agent has told HaberTurk on Wednesday.

The Turkey U21 international has enjoyed a fine season with the Super Lig side, conceding just 20 goals in 18 games while tallying five clean sheets. He has helped Trabzonspor to fourth in the table with two games remaining.

 

But it seems unlikely that Cakir will still be playing in his homeland by the time the 2019/20 campaign kicks off.

According to his agent Engin Kirkpinar, Liverpool are looking to bring the 23-year-old to Anfield. German giants Schalke and Ligue 1 outfit Lille, who sealed automatic qualification for the Champions League at the weekend, are also interested.

Goal keeper Ugurcan Cakir (L) and Huseyin Turkmen (C) of Trabzonspor in action against Eljif Elmas (R) of Fenerbahce during Turkish Super Lig week 30 soccer match between Fenerbahce and...

“Lille and Schalke are interested in Ugurcan, Liverpool also has the idea (of signing him),” said Kirkpinar, while adding that the Premier League runners up have not yet made an official bid.

Should Cakir arrive on Merseyside, he would likely replace long-serving Belgian Simon Mignolet. The former Sunderland ace is expected to leave this summer after growing tired with life on the bench behind Alisson Becker.

Loris Karius, meanwhile, is due to spend next season on loan at Besiktas.

goalkeeper Loris Sven Karius of Besiktas JK. during the Turkish Spor Toto Super Lig football match between Besiktas JK and Medipol Basaksehir FK on April 13, 2019 at the Vodafone Arena in...

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