Report: Liverpool make Neil Etheridge enquiry but he wants Aston Villa move

Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool reacts during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on October 22, 2017 in London, England.

Neil Etheridge has been linked with Premier League clubs like Aston Villa and Liverpool since being relegated with Cardiff City.

Cardiff City's English-born Filipino goalkeeper Neil Etheridge shouts and gestures during the English Premier League football match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Cardiff City at the...

Liverpool are interested in signing Cardiff City goalkeeper Neil Etheridge, according to Wales Online.

The newly-crowned Champions of Europe are expected to sell Simon Mignolet this summer so they will need to find a new back-up shot-stopper with Werder Bremen’s Jiri Pavlenka and departing West Ham ace Adrian linked with a move to Anfield of late.

Wales Online, however, believe that Etheridge has emerged as another potential option with Liverpool making an enquiry about the availability of the 66-cap Filipino international.

 

The former Fulham youngster was in superb form throughout 2018/19, producing a number of outstanding performances though that wasn’t enough to save Cardiff from dropping out of the Premier League 12 months after they arrived.

But Wales Online reports that Etheridge has another Premier League club in his sights.

Neil Etheridge of Cardiff City celebrates after teammate Sol Bamba scores their team's second goal during the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Brighton & Hove Albion at the...

Aston Villa saw an £8 million bid rejected for the 29-year-old this week and they are expected to make a new offer in the near future. And the report claims that Villa Park is Etheridge’s preferred destination, perhaps due to a guarantee of first-team football.

The prospect of a move to Liverpool must be tempting but Etheridge will be fully aware that he’d likely be stuck on the bench behind Alisson Becker.

30th November 2018, Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, Wales; EPL Premier League football, Cardiff City versus Wolverhampton Wanderers; Sol Bamba and Neil Etheridge of Cardiff City discuss...

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