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Former coach claims Ugurcan Cakir is Liverpool bound this summer


Former coach claims Ugurcan Cakir is Liverpool bound this summer

Liverpool have been linked with a move for the Turkish goalkeeper in recent months.

A former coach of Turkish goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir has suggested the stopper is on his way to Liverpool. 

The Trabzonspor stopper has been linked with a move to several Premier League clubs in recent times, including Liverpool. 

As reported by Fanatik earlier in the year, Liverpool are said to be one of several teams keen on the player, with a £25 million price-tag being mooted. 


However, Sadi Tekelioglu, who coached the stopper during his time as a youth coordinator and caretaker boss at Trabzonspor, believes the 24-year-old is worth €50 million (£43.5m) and that Liverpool will be his destination. He told Ajannspor of his belief that Anfield was likely to be his destination this summer.

“50 million Euros may be too much for us (Turkish clubs), but not for Europe. Uğurcan had a suitor last season. I gave Uğurcan an idea to go to the teams in England.

“Liverpool will transfer Uğurcan Çakır at the end of the season. Trabzonspor will not say no to Liverpool’s offer. I met with Uğurcan. He told me that Liverpool took care of him.”


Of course, Liverpool fans will instantly doubt this report. 

The Reds are well-stocked in goal. Not only is Alisson one of the best in the world, but Adrian is an able deputy, and youngster Caominhen Kelleher has plenty of support at the club. On top of that, Loris Karius has just returned from a loan spell at Besiktas, and Liverpool may struggle to shift him. 

With reports suggesting that Liverpool are unlikely to do any business this summer, even for long-term targets like Timo Werner, because of the global health crisis, a massive swoop on a future second-choice goalkeeper makes absolutely zero sense. 

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