Club president claims £17m bid has arrived for reported Wolves and Liverpool target

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on January 21, 2020 in Liverpool, England.

Multiple Premier League clubs reportedly want Trabzonspor goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir, including Newcastle United, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool.

goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir of Trabzonspor AS during the Turkish Spor Toto Super Lig match between Trabzonspor AS and Besiktas AS at the Senol Gunes stadium on September 29, 2019 in Trabzon,...

Trabzonspor have confirmed that they have received a £17 million bid for goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir with the likes of Liverpool, Newcastle United and Wolverhampton Wanderers linked with the Turkey international, while speaking to Sporx.

Barely a week goes by these days without one of the most promising shot-stoppers in Europe being linked with a big-money move away from his homeland.

Cakir has gone from strength to strength over the last 18 months and, with a host of Premier League clubs looking to reinforce their goalkeeping department, the 24-year-old has emerged as a man in serious demand.

 

Wolves, who will lose John Ruddy on a free transfer next summer, need a back-up option to provide competition for Rui Patricio and Ajansspor claims they are sending scouts to watch Cakir in action on a regular basis.

Newcastle have also been linked, via the Northern Echo, while Cakir’s agent told Turkish Football recently that Liverpool are ‘one of four’ English-based outfit interested in securing his client’s services.

Ugurcan Cakir of Trabzonspor AS during the UEFA Europa League   match between Getafe v Trabzonspor at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez on September 19, 2019 in Getafte Spain

While refusing to name the club or clubs in question, Trabzonspor president Ahmet Agaoglu has now confirmed that an offer has arrived.

“Ugurcan Cakir has received a £17 million offer this season,” Agaoglu admitted.

The Super Lig outfit are used to seeing their star players poached with Yusuf Yazici and Okay Yokuslu joining Lille and Celta Vigo respectively in recent transfer windows.

It seems only a matter of time before Cakir follows in their footsteps.

Turkey's goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir is seen during the friendly under-21 football match between France and Turkey at the Robert Diochon stadium in the northwestern city of Le Petit-Quevilly,...

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