Besiktas are looking to accelerate the return of Loris Karius to Liverpool after the German’s loan spell took a turn for the worse, claims Turkish news outlet Gunes.
Earlier this week, Turkiye Gazetesi reported that Karius wants his loan spell with Besiktas cancelled after a wage dispute erupted. The goalkeeper hasn’t paid by the Super Lig giants for four months and has contacted FIFA over the issue.
Now, however, Besiktas are looking to speed up Loris Karius’ return to Liverpool. What his role will be at Anfield is unclear but given that he would be third in line for game time, it seems extremely unlikely that he will be playing any football for the Reds before the end of the season.
I wrote yesterday that I don’t believe Liverpool should agree to Karius returning to the club but now I think there aren’t any alternatives available. The 25-year-old will not benefit from staying in Turkey and it’s Liverpool’s responsibility as his employers to ensure his value isn’t affected by remaining in a negative environment.
At least if he returns to Liverpool, there is a chance for him to train in a less toxic environment and speak in person with Jurgen Klopp about what the future holds. With Simon Mignolet set to leave in the summer, there’s a chance that the opportunity is there for him to be the Reds’ no.2
I don’t think he would want to be second fiddle to Alisson given how little game time he would be likely to experience. A permanent summer move away from Liverpool might be best given how the last 18 months have gone for him.
Given the work Michael Edwards has done in terms of getting premium prices for below par stars. If he can negotiate a £19million fee for Dominic Solanke, I am confident he can get £20-25m for Karius.
It’s likely to be another summer of activity in the transfer window for Liverpool and Karius is likely to be one of the first out the door.