The January transfer window is underway and therefore so is the nonsense; whilst the Reds have pulled off some savvy deals – bringing in Takumi Minamino, loaning out Rhian Brewster – there are dozens of articles suggesting some bizarre moves. Rumours of a Liverpool bid for Ugurcan Cakir should be ignored, the move just doesn’t make any sense.
23-year-old Cakir currently plays his football at Trabzonspor. The goalkeeper is highly thought of and has asserted himself as the Turkish side’s number one choice in the last year, he made his international debut in 2019.
Trabzonspor president Ahmet Ağaoğlu has claimed that Liverpool have made a bid for Ugurcan Cakir – saying “there are offers for Cakir, we continue to receive offers. It’s been said Liverpool have made an offer…So a team that is undefeated in the Premier League wants my keeper.”
The Metro have suggested that The Reds will move for the keeper in order to install a hungry, young deputy for Alisson Becker. Whilst Adrian has performed admirably since his arrival, the paper believe that Liverpool want a youngster that can learn from the Brazilian number one.
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Rumours of a Liverpool bid for Ugurcan Cakir are surely utter nonsense. Whilst Adrian may be getting on, he is a fantastic backup option – the Spaniard played out of his skin when he was called upon during the start of the season when Alisson was injured.
There is also the obvious flaw in the rumours: Caoimhin Kelleher. The young Irishman is highly thought of at Anfield and management believe he has a bright future. To bring Cakir in would be to write off Kelleher, spending millions on the Turkish keeper just doesn’t make sense.