West Ham United want Loris Karius and are ‘in contact’ over a move, according to reports.
Turkish outlet Fanatik make the claim, in a short report. Karius is currently on loan with Besiktas, as he was last season, but few expect him to stay any longer.
Fanatik, again, claim Karius was searching for new clubs back in January. It appears he may have found one in West Ham.
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A deal would make some sense. West Ham let Adrian go last summer and replaced him with fellow Spaniard Roberto. The latter was a disaster, though, and they moved him on in January.
Lukasz Fabianksi is the undoubted number one there but they will want a new backup goalkeeper. And for that, Karius does make a lot of sense.
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This was a goalkeeper who many in the Bundesliga considered being behind only Manuel Neuer, after all. That’s why Liverpool paid £4.7m for Karius.
And so the talent is there, even if he isn’t playing particularly well. Perhaps, then, a supporting role could suit Karius. It would reduce the pressure on him and allow focus on self-improvement.
Karius is a talented goalkeeper who has performed before. For that reason alone, Liverpool should be quietly confident of finding a buyer for him when the transfer window opens.
It doesn’t look likely that the Reds will want to keep him on as the backup to Alisson. Although, the Evening Standard do say that Liverpool are open to selling current backup, Adrian.
But even if that did happen, it seems unlikely that the German would take over. As it is, West Ham seems like the best place for Karius.