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Liverpool Agree Fee With Sunderland for Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet

simon mignolet Liverpool Agree Fee With Sunderland for Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet

Liverpool have agreed a fee with Sunderland for goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, according to Sky Sports.

Neither Liverpool nor Sunderland have officially confirmed the news yet. Plus, Mignolet will need to agree personal terms and pass a medical before the deal can be finalized, but it’s still encouraging news for Liverpool supporters who will see Mignolet as a quality goalkeeper to give Pepe Reina and Brad Jones a fight for the starting spot as goalkeeper for the Anfield club.

Last weekend, Liverpool were on the verge of agreeing a deal with Sunderland for Mignolet for a transfer fee believed to be £9million. However, according to Sky Sports today, the fee agreed is reportedly £11million to £12 million, which is a lot of money for a goalkeeper, but less than the reported £17million that Manchester United paid to sign David de Gea.

Meanwhile, Liverpool are on the verge of announcing the signing striker Luis Alberto from Sevilla. He arrived on Merseyside today to complete a physical ahead of a £6.8million transfer.

What are your thoughts on Mignolet coming to Liverpool? Do you think Pepe Reina is willing to stay at the club and fight for his first team place, or will the move for Mignolet signal the eventual departure of the Spanish goalkeeper? Share your opinions in the comments section below.

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16 Responses to Liverpool Agree Fee With Sunderland for Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet

  1. Sammy says:

    Not convinced about Mignolet. He has looked very good on a poor Sunderland side but looks very average when he plays for Belgium which is a better barometer of how good a keeper he is. His distribution of the ball is awful. Definitely a step down from Reina even if he has struggled somewhat in the last couple of seasons. Reina has looked better towards the end of the season too.

  2. Mufc77 says:

    Definite top 4 team next season with this signing.

    • Rajiv says:

      Top 4? :P
      U must be high on some real good stuff ;) lol

      • Mufc77 says:

        I think the 5 people who gave me the thumbs up are the ones that are high.

        Clearly the people with the thumbs down can see I was taking the pi$$ out if Liverpool fans and how far they have fallen.

      • me says:

        1. his comment is dripping with sarcasm
        2. look at his name
        3. how does a goalie bring a club to top 4?

  3. IanCransonsKnees says:

    An excellent signing if it comes off.

  4. I think mignonlet is a good sighning we all know reina will go back to Spain and we get younger keeper hopefull can challenge top 4 sell Suarez buy either Benteke or lukako and get in shaktars midfielder and a decent defender who knows

  5. Jesse says:

    Liverpool are trying to cut their wage bill because Reina is on over 100,000 pounds a week. This is the new reality at the club. While other top clubs are signing high-profile players who cost big money and command high wages Liverpool are signing promising youngsters for less money.

    Not sure if Liverpool will be able to mount a challenge for a top 4 with the type of signings they are making as their main rivals are buying better players.

    • Aaron says:

      No, what those other clubs are buying are known players, but it remains to be seen if they are “better” than what the “hidden gems” might offer. Guess we’ll find out.

      • Steven P. says:

        These so-called hidden gems that Liverpool are buying may or may not come good. That’s the problem It’s a gamble.

        Buying established players with experience, even if they cost more, is more of a guarantee of success. Liverpool just paid about 7 million for a Sevilla player who is 20 and played for the Barcelona B team and has no first team experience. Arsenal are about to buy Higuain, 25 years old, for 15 million. Which club is buying better?

    • Liverpool4life says:

      I’m a Liverpool supporter from America. Here is my problem. Sturridge wasn’t a risky signing. We all knew he was capable. Chelsea was just very deep. Suarez had just balled out in the World Cup, no risk there. Coutinho was solid before he came to Liverpool. However what the hell are they doing!!! We are signing a bunch of no name, not proven people. I’m American and this pisses me off because this is what happens with American owners they are only thinking about cutting cost to make more money for themselves not putting a great team on the pitch.

      • Liverpool fan says:

        Are you that absolute tw@t who comments on ths BBC website under the name LIVERPOOL4LIFE? If you are, you’re the reason most people who visit the BBC end up hating Liverpool. The guy who makes the comments there is a total pecker, so if it’s you, stfu you mug. If it’s not, you’ll understand once you see his comments. He trolls everywhere making d**khead comments which are completely delusional.. So heads up, don’t use that name….

  6. sukar says:

    Great sighnn by lfc the best deal done this summer is to replace pepe reina it has been in my rader 4 years . 2 sesns ago this guy gave awya up to 12 vlunders goal to opponent. Fight 4 the jersy num 25 reina.lol

  7. The under dog says:

    Guillermo ochoa would of been a good choice half the prize too..like who we kidding reina is not going nowhere should gotten ochoa build him up with a gd team couches getting get the feel for the primire…after a season he would off been gd to fight for starting gk…

  8. Liverpool4life says:

    I’m a Liverpool supporter from America. Here is my problem. Sturridge wasn’t a risky signing. We all knew he was capable. Chelsea was just very deep. Suarez had just balled out in the World Cup, no risk there. Coutinho was solid before he came to Liverpool. However what the hell are they doing!!! We are signing a bunch of no name, not proven people. I’m American and this pisses me off because this is what happens with American owners they are only thinking about cutting cost to make more money for themselves not putting a great team on the pitch.

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