Report: Liverpool eye 29-year-old for problem area, release clause fixed at £6.8m
By Dominic Toner
Liverpool are eyeing Real Betis goalkeeper Antonio Adan, according to a report.
Spanish outlet Marca claim that the Reds are interested in the 29-year-old shot stopper, but face competition from French club Marseille.
The report details that Adan has a buy-out clause of just £6.8million and that is a good price after his impressive performances in La Liga this season.
Liverpool have found their goalkeeper position to be a problem area this season, with manager Jurgen Klopp swapping between the inconsistent Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius.
The Reds have already been linked with a Real Betis player in January as the Mail reported scouts had been to watch defender Riza Durmisi.
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Adan has been a crucial player for Spanish club Betis this season and been one of their standout players.
The goalkeeper has made 20 appearances this campaign across all competitions and has kept six clean sheets for the mid-table side.
The former Real Madrid shot stopper never managed to cement his position at the Bernabeu, but has become the number one option since moving to Betis.
Football Insider verdict:
Liverpool are certainly in need of a new goalkeeper if they are to challenge for the Premier League title as all of their rivals have a top-class goalkeeper, something they are considerably lacking. Adan is proving to be a strong performer in La Liga and has saved his Betis side on several occasions. However, Jurgen Klopp should be aiming for a higher calibre of player and needs to bring in a top goalkeeper to breathe confidence into the defence. Adan could well be an improvement on the error-prone Mignolet and Karius, but would be a risk as he has never played in England before in his career. The Merseyside club should certainly invest in a new goalkeeper, but would be better served looking elsewhere.
In other Liverpool transfer news, the club are set to launch an eight-figure bid for a European enforcer.