Report: Liverpool plot £5m+ hijack as Klopp looks to solve problem area
Liverpool are thought to be considering making a move for teenage Ukrainian stopper Andriy Lunin, according to a report.
Spanish media outlet Mundo Deportivo believe that the 18-year-old goalkeeper is on the verge of joining Real Sociedad for a £5.3million fee but could now face a battle for the youngster’s signature.
The Reds are thought to be keen on bringing in a new keeper after Simon Mignolet admitted that his future may lie elsewhere only earlier this week.
This was after Jurgen Klopp named Loris Karius as his number one following the 4-3 victory against Manchester City.
Lunin has starred in the Europa League for his side Zorya Luhansk, for whom he has played for 15 times since his move to the club from Dnipro in the summer.
Liverpool have been linked with a host of keepers in the transfer window including Brazilian Alisson but the Roma stopper has said that he is happy in the Italian capital.
However, the 6ft 2in is also being targeted by Manchester City and Real Madrid who are also looking for backup.
Football Insider verdict:
If Liverpool think that bringing in a teenager will resolve their immediate problems in net, then they are grossly mistaken. Should this move materialise and the Reds sign the young Ukrainian, then it is likely he is going to be someone for the future. The goalkeeping position continues to be an Achilles heel for the Anfield club who are all too often error-prone in this most vital of areas and if Mignolet does decide to leave then Klopp really is stuck for options and needs someone who is capable of taking responsibility now, not in years to come.
In other Liverpool transfer news, the Reds make contact to two-times CL winner.
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