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.