Original source: AS
Published by: Mirror, Football Insider
Also interested: Southampton, Everton
Contract until: June 2019
According to the Spanish media outlet AS, Liverpool are determined to secure the services of Real Betis highly-rated goalkeeper Antonio Adan. After failure at Real Madrid in competition with legendary Iker Casillas, Adan moved to Italy and joined Cagliari Calcio, where he also failed to become a first choice. He found his place in starting Xl in 2014 when returned to La Liga at Real Betis. The 28-year-old has made 31 appearances this season, conceded 48 goals, but kept ten clean sheets. The report suggests that the Merseysiders aren’t alone in the race as Premier League rivals Southampton and Everton also targeting the 28-year-old goalie, who has a release clause of just €8m (£6.3m, $8.8m) in his contract.
- It’s widely believed that Liverpool’s main transfer target during upcoming transfer window will be a stopper, as Jurgen Klopp isn’t happy with his first-choice Simon Mignolet, who has been often criticized due to unconvincing displays for last two years.
- While, Adan is proving to be one of the sensations of this La Liga season. No other goalkeeper has as many saves in the league this campaign, and many are tipping him to secure a spot in Spain’s national squad for Euro 2016 alongside Porto’s Iker Casillas and Manchester United’s David de Gea.
- The reported release clause of £6.3m, won’t be a big issue for the Reds, even if they consider Adan as Mignolet’s backup. It’s also believed that Adam Bogdan is already eyeing an exit from Anfield, after he made just four Premier League appearances this season.
Considering these facts, Gib Football Show concludes that the rumours claiming ‘Liverpool, Sunderland and Southampton set to Lock Horns Over Transfer of Spanish Stopper’ are ‘mostly true’.