Liverpool will scout Ugurcan Cakir tomorrow, according to reports. The 24-year-old goalkeeper will start for Turkey.
This comes from Asist Analiz in Turkey. They claim that Liverpool like Ugurcan Cakir and will have scouts watching him tomorrow.
Cakir is Turkey’s no.1 and an international teammate of Ozan Kabak. The two combined to help their country defeat the Netherlands 4-2 this week.
Cakir made a brilliant penalty save in the game, in fact, keeping out Memphis Depay’s spot-kick late on. Much like Kabak, he came away with a stronger reputation.
Now Liverpool may want to partner them at club level, too. Though it’ll depend on more performances like that from Cakir, starting against Norway tomorrow.
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Ah, the Cakir reports are back. We had a lot of these a year ago that, quite obviously, went nowhere.
It does mainly seem to come out of Turkey – there hasn’t really been anything linking the two from England. That’s usually a sign that this maybe isn’t coming from Liverpool.
Still, it does make sense. Adrian will almost certainly leave the club this summer and that opens the door for a new senior goalkeeper.
La Razon says he wishes to return to La Liga, specifically Real Betis.
Now, we’d like Caoimhin Kelleher to become Alisson’s backup but perhaps Liverpool fancy someone with more experience. Cakir would be that.
He’s an international goalkeeper with a few seasons’ experience in the Super Lig. Cakir may be the safer risk here, rather than Kelleher and his few senior games.
But we’ll need to see stronger links than this before we start to really believe it.
It’s easy to imagine that Liverpool would watch a 24-year-old international goalkeeper right now, though. But it’s another thing to act on the scouting.
A long way to go with this one, then.