Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has emerged as a surprise target for Barcelona in the summer transfer window.
The Belgium international was signed by Liverpool in July 2013 from Sunderland for a fee of 10.6 million euros. The 30-year-old has a contract until 2021 with the club.
Since his arrival from Sunderland, Mignolet has conceded 235 goals and provided 66 clean sheets in 202 games.
The 30-year-old is considered to be one of the best goalkeepers in Belgium.
As a member of Belgium national football team, Mignolet won 21 caps.
The Liverpool manager does not see him in his plans and would be open to letting him leave.
Ernesto Valverde wants to sign a new goalkeeper and Mignolet is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.
The report claims that Barcelona manager has extensively scouted Mignolet and is considering a move for the goalkeeper.
According to Football Espana (via Marca), “Barcelona are considering a shock move to sign Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet. The 30-year-old old Belgian has failed to hold down a regular starting place at Anfield and would be seen as back-up for first-choice stopper Marc-Andre ter Stegen at the Camp Nou. Mignolet has slipped further down the pecking order at the Merseyside club with the arrival of Alisson from Roma, and would now be likely third choice despite the struggles of Loris Karius carrying over from the Champions League final and into pre-season. Marca claim Mignolet is a potential replacement for Jasper Cillessen, who is likely to leave the Catalans in the summer transfer window as he seeks first-team football.”
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Liverpool are preparing to sell their goalkeeper should they receive right offer for him.
Besiktas are apparently trailing Barcelona in the pursuit of Liverpool goalkeeper.
Undoubtedly Mignolet would be a fantastic recruit for Barcelona.