Liverpool ‘line up £14.5m 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 lining up £14.5million bid for goalkeeper Urgacan Cakir
- Turkey stopper impressed Reds scouts during his side’s 3-0 win over Norway
- Liverpool scouts were initially sent to watch Erling Haaland, who failed to score
- Jurgen Klopp’s side are eager to find a suitable back-up to No 1 Alisson Becker
Liverpool are reportedly preparing a £14.5million bid for Turkish goalkeeper Urgacan Cakir after impressing scouts during a 3-0 victory over Norway.
The Reds sent scouts to watch Cakir line up against Erling Haaland’s Norway in a World Cup qualifier on Saturday but instead of firming up their interest in the red-hot striker, they left more impressed with the Trabzonspor stopper, report the Daily Express.
After keeping the 20-year-old scoring sensation at bay with an impressive display between the sticks, Sabah Sport indicate Liverpool are now lining up a £14.5m summer bid for Cakir.
Liverpool are interested in signing Urgacan Cakir (left) after keeping out Erling Haaland (right)
Haaland is thought to be top of several clubs around Europe’s shopping list after 33 goals in 31 appearances for Borussia Dortmund this season. but was unable to add to his international tally on Saturday.
Liverpool are reported to have been monitoring 24-year-old for some time as they looks to find a suitable back-up to No 1 Alisson Becker.
Cakir has 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 as Turkey beat Norway 3-0 on Saturday
Scouts from Liverpool had been sent to watch red-hot Haaland, but left impressed with Cakir
The report in the Express revealed Chelsea had shown interest in the stopper in the summer, but opted for Edouard Mendy instead.
Current Reds No 2 Adrian has been unconvincing when called upon this season and Cakir is seen as the perfect replacement for that spot.
Sabah Sport indicate it was not only Liverpool who were present for the World Cup Qualifier, with RB Leipzig and Sevilla also travelling to Malaga for the Group G match.
Reports indicate Liverpool are lining up a £14.5million bid as they hunt a back-up ‘keeper