Loris Karius is getting closer to Basel day by day as transfer talk continues to intensify.
According to the football transfer rumours in German media, Basel are looking to loan Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius.
The Germany international was signed by Liverpool in July 2016 from Mainz 05 for a fee of 7 million euros. The 28-year-old has a contract until 2022 with the club.
He is out of the picture at Liverpool, which has opened the door for a potential exit.
Patrick Rahmen wants to sign a new goalkeeper and Karius is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.
Basel are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
According to the report, “FC Basel are eyeing Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius. After spending last season on-loan with Union Berlin, Karius is currently back at Liverpool, though not registered for the Premier League. BILD says Basel are preparing a January move for Karius. The Swiss wish to take the keeper on-loan for the second-half of the season. Karius, 28, was strictly limited to the bench at Union Berlin last term.”
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Basel will have to come up with the right proposal to convince Karius to join the club.
It is claimed that Liverpool are open to letting Karius go.
Good signing for Basel?
Undoubtedly he would be a fantastic recruit for Basel.
A move to Basel is exactly what Karius needs to reignite his career, and we hope he is able to do just that.
It will be interesting to see what happens when Basel come calling for Karius this winter.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.