Liverpool have made a bid for Trabzonspor goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir, according to journalist Serdar Ali Celikler.
Celikler said: “I’ve made some calls with my Trabzonspor sources. I can confirm that Liverpool have made a bid for Ugurcan Cakir, which is worth €25 million.”
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
This report has certainly come out of nowhere. I am taking it with a pinch of salt.
The transfer window is currently shut, which means that no business can be complete. With that being the case, Liverpool would only have spoken to Cakir at the most. No bid would have been formally placed.
It is unlikely that Liverpool would be prepared to spend €25 million on any player in the upcoming transfer window anyway.
It has been reported that Liverpool have felt the financial impact of the coronavirus. With that being the case, I’m not sure Liverpool have €25 million to spend on a player in the upcoming transfer window.
Liverpool have Alisson, Adrian, Loris Karius, Caoimhin Kelleher and Andy Lonergan on the books.
That ultimately means that there is no real need to spend €25 million on another goalkeeper at this current moment, especially when one considers the financial impact that the pandemic has had on football.
I don’t see Liverpool buying players that they do not need given the circumstances.
No journalist close to Liverpool has confirmed anything regarding this story, either.