West Ham Set to hijack Liverpool move for 23-year-old stopper

By | January 24, 2020

Premier League outfits West Ham United are reportedly set to rival Liverpool to secure the services of Trabzonspor stopper Ugurcan Cakir.

The West London club have struggled recently in the absence of number one goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski, losing six of their last eight Premier League appearences, with his replacement Roberto struggles to impress. While David Martin now appears to be Pellegrini’s preferred choice for covering Fabianski, Turkish outlet Aksam claims that the club may make a move for 23-year-old stopper in the upcoming transfer window.

The 23-year-old established himself as Turkish outfits Trabzonspor’s first-choice stopper last campaign following the retirement of Onur Kivrak and he has since been capped by Turkey national team two times.

The report indicates that the Merseyside Reds also remain interested in Turkish stopper, seeing him as an ideal candidate to become a back-up option for Alisson with strong competition for the keeper’s role. Meanwhile, Arsenal and Liverpool have reportedly entered the race with La Liga giants Barcelona to secure the services of Red Bull Salzburg wonderkid Karim Adeyemi.

The 17-year-old has managed to found back of the net eight times in 13 games while on loan at Liefering in Austrian Bundesliga 2 this campaign and has attracted interest from hosts of teams from Europe.

His parent team, Salzburg, have a strong track record of poaching some of the most promising players in northern Europe, as seen with Erling Braut Haaland who has took Europe with a storm scoring eigh goals in five Champions League game, while also having found back of the net 15 times in 10 appearences at Austria Bundesliga.