Report: Third placed side set to launch eight figure assault for Liverpool 30y/o
Borussia Dortmund could be on the verge of snapping up Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet this summer, according to a report.
The Sun states that the Reds value the shot-stopper at £10million and are willing to let the player move on after falling behind Lloris Karius in the pecking order at Anfield, with the side sitting third in Germany ready to pounce.
Only earlier in the season, the Belgian international expressed a desire for first-team action and admitted he may have to move in order to fulfil his goal of playing on a regular basis, with the 30-year-old is under contract on Merseyside until 2021
A swap with Stoke City’s Jack Butland was also touted in the same report.
Football Insider verdict:
This is no surprise to hear that Mignolet could be set for an exit from the club this summer. The Reds have been frequently linked with a move for a new keeper for some time with many blaming the 30-year-old for a number of goals conceded by the side. Roma stopper Alisson and Athletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak have been batted around as potential arrivals to further seal the Belgian’s fate at Anfield. Mignolet has started the season as the club’s number one choice but after his teammate Karius’ heroics against Manchester City earlier in the season, Jurgen Klopp lauded the German as his new main man. Opportunities have been few and far between thereafter for the keeper. At Dortmund, Mignolet may get his wish at being first choice with the German’s wanting an upgrade on Swiss stopper, Roman Burki. At 30, there is plenty left in the tank of the Belgian but the Reds need better quality in the position.
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