Liverpool ‘line-up £ 14.5 million bid for Trabzonspor goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir after being impressed by Turkey international against Norway – with Reds initially at World Cup qualifier to scout red-hot striker Erling Haaland’
- Liverpool are reportedly in line for a £ 14.5m bid for goalkeeper Urgacan Cakir
- Turkey’s stopper impressed the Reds scouts in his side’s 3-0 win over Norway
- Liverpool scouts were initially sent to Erling Haaland, who failed to score
- Jurgen Klopp’s side is eager to find a suitable backup for No. 1 Alisson Becker
Liverpool are reportedly preparing a £ 14.5m bid for Turkish goalkeeper Urgacan Cakir after impressing scouts in a 3-0 win over Norway.
The Reds sent scouts to see Cakir line up against Erling Haaland’s Norway in a World Cup qualifier on Saturday, but instead of increasing their interest in the red-hot striker, they left more impressed with the Trabzonspor stop, the Daily Express
After keeping the 20-year-old scoring sensation at bay with an impressive display between the sticks, Sabah Sport indicate that Liverpool are now making a £ 14.5m summer bid for Cakir.
Liverpool interested in signing Urgacan Cakir (left) after keeping Erling Haaland (right) out
Haaland is considered the top of several clubs on the European shopping list after having scored 33 goals in 31 appearances for Borussia Dortmund this season. but could not add to his international score on Saturday.
Liverpool is said to have been keeping an eye on the 24-year-old for a while while looking for a suitable backup for number 1 Alisson Becker.
Cakir has had 10 clean sheets for his club this season, and that form continued for his country as he finished the game without being beaten.
The Trabzonspor stopper played the full 90 minutes when Turkey won 3-0 against Norway on Saturday
Scouts from Liverpool had been sent to watch the red-hot Haaland, but were impressed by Cakir
The report in the Express revealed that Chelsea had expressed interest in the stopper over the summer, but chose Edouard Mendy instead.
Current Reds No 2 Adrian was inconclusive when he was called up this season and Cakir is seen as the perfect replacement for the spot.
Sabah Sport indicates that not only were Liverpool present for the World Cup qualifying match, RB Leipzig and Sevilla also traveled to Malaga for the Group G match.
Reports indicate Liverpool secured £ 14.5m bid while chasing backup keeper