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Report: Liverpool again linked with move for Ugurcan Cakir

Once again, reports suggest that Liverpool want goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir. Several reports, over several months, have claimed similar.

Tutto Mercato Web believes that Liverpool are one of several clubs looking at Cakir. Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Everton, Roma, and Sevilla are also in the chase.

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Trabzonspor would want around £17m for their goalkeeper who, at 24, does look like a very promising goalkeeper.

This certainly isn’t the first time that an outlet has put Liverpool’s name with Cakir’s. Turkish outlet Karadeniz Gazetesi, for instance, linked the two back in January.

Star claimed back in September that Liverpool were looking at Cakir, in fact, while January also saw Trabzonspor’s president claim that the Reds had bid (per

What RTK has to say

This may have been one to watch in a normal summer. Cakir looks like a very talented young goalkeeper and one who any team would be lucky to have. He’d be an outstanding backup for Alisson and at a reasonable price, if Liverpool wanted top-class backup.

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But this isn’t a normal summer. Both the Mirror and the Independent have talked about Liverpool approaching this summer with caution now, because of the economic uncertainty.

And if they can’t justify spending considerable amounts on principle targets like Timo Werner, they won’t justify it on a backup goalkeeper.

The role just isn’t a necessity, negating any desire to take a risk with spending. As good as Cakir may be, and as nice as having top-class backup may be, we just can’t see Liverpool justifying a £17m fee.

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