Merseyside club sent scouts to watch Ugurcan Cakir in action for Trabzonspor with Turkish giants Galatasaray last weekend. Turkey international was moments away from keeping a clean sheet, but a last-minute equaliser stunted the ace’s hopes of a shutout.
Liverpool could dace fierce competition from Serie A Champions Juventus for Ugurcan’s signature. Star also believe that Red Bull Leipzig are interested in the stopper. Cakir was valued at €20m. Liverpool are accelerating their battle for a new backup shot-stopper after Adrian’s struggles since joining the Merseyside club.
In this weekend’s clash against Brighton, the Spaniard was caught off guard by Lewis Dunk’s quick-thinking free-kick. The 23-year-old shot-stopper has won two caps for Turkey’s senior team, and it looks like he is being groomed to become the country’s man between the sticks for many years to come.
Turkish goalkeeper has shown that he’s one of the Super Lig’s top stoppers this campaign, it’s not surprising to see the shot-stopper linked with a move to a top club. At just 23 years of age, he would also have plenty of time to improve in Merseyside club even if he’s limited to a bit-part role as Alisson’s backup.
Liverpool have fantastic result in the Premier League this campaign as they are leading the table. Reds signed several footballers during the summer transfer window like Sepp van den Berg from Zwolle, Harvey Elliott from Fulham, Spanish shot-stopper Adrian and English goalkeeper Andy Lonergan.
Merseyside club heavily linked with Bayer Leverkusen playmaker Kai Havertz, Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho, Genk midfielder Sander Berge and PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe.