Liverpool turn attention to in-demand 6ft 5 colossus at WC - report
Liverpool are keen on signing goalkeeper Robin Olsen from Danish club Copenhagen, according to a report.
Calciomercato claims that the Sweden international is attracting widespread interest this summer, as he represents his nation at the World Cup.
It is understood that the Reds have turned their attention to the 6ft 5in (source: Transfermarkt) colossus, with Roma ace Alisson Becker more likely to join Real Madrid.
The report details that Liverpool, Napoli and Roma are in the hunt for the 28-year-old’s signature, but the latter are considered in pole position after their initial approach.
Jurgen Klopp’s side may have to pay a high fee to land Olsen due to the fact that Copenhagen are reluctant to depart with their number one.
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In the wake of Loris Karius’ epic blunder against Real Madrid in the Champions League final, it seemed inevitable that Liverpool would bring in a new goalkeeper to be their new number one. Heavy speculation that Brazilian sensation Alisson could be their next goalkeeper had fans dreaming, but it seems like he is destined for the Bernabeu and his stock will only rise at the World Cup where he is keeping Manchester City’s Ederson out of the starting XI. Liverpool have now reportedly turned to giant shot-stopper Olsen and it does seem a strange move. He has spent his domestic career so far in the less competitive European leagues and a step up to the Premier League will be mammoth for him. Liverpool have him on their radar and if he pulls out some miraculous displays at the World Cup for Sweden that may convince supporters. However, it seems that his signing would be a bit underwhelming and right now Roma are frontrunners to land him.
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