Liverpool are reportedly ‘active’ in attempting to sign Trabzonspor shot-stopper Ugurcan Cakir, who is seemingly set to leave Turkey this summer.
Turkish outlet Fotospor report that the Reds are interested in the 23-year-old goalkeeper with Trabzonspor club president Ahmet Agaoglu revealing that the Super Lig side will be willing to sell their star asset should a big-money offer come in for Cakir.
Currently sitting top of the league table, Trabzonspor have been one of the surprise teams in Europe this season, and Cakir has played an essential role in the Black Sea-based side defining the odds this campaign against the typical Turkish big three, and the youngster could be a player that Liverpool fans might be interested to know more about.
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Vital Liverpool asked Turkish journalist Kaan Bayazit what Reds fans could expect from Cakir should the Merseyside club go in for the Trabzonspor star, with Bayazit saying: “This season, he (Cakir) is having an incredible season. His mistakes have been few and far between, and aside from one mistake against Getafe in the Europa League, he’s been relatively flawless, and aside from that one error, he has largely won them (Trabzonspor) games.
Bayazit added with: “All around, he is a very good goalkeeper and has been proving it for the past three seasons. Last year was great, but this season feels like confirmation that he is one his way to going to the top, and he has proven to be not only one of the league’s best keepers but one of Trabzonspor’s best defenders as well as a shot-stopper.”
With Alisson the assured number one for Liverpool, Cakir could be viewed as a potential replacement for Adrian should the Spanish goalkeeper eye a move away from the Reds in the summer after gaining a taste for first-team football again with the Merseyside club, and for the Premier League leaders, the Turkish youngster might be an ideal signing should the former West Ham man look for greener pastures in the transfer window.