Now that the season is closing, it seems every day a new transfer rumour is created or re-created.
Borussia Dortmund have reportedly made contact with Trabzonspor over a deal to sign Turkey international Ugurcan Cakir.
The 25-year-old goalkeeper has played all his life at Trabzonspor. His contract is set to expire at the end of the 2023/24 campaign.
Cakir has conceded 33 goals and provided 12 clean sheets in 34 games in all competitions this season.
The 25-year-old is considered to be one of the best goalkeepers in Turkey. The Trabzonspor goalkeeper has also represented the Turkey at various youth levels before going on to secure 7 senior caps for his country thus far.
Ugurcan Cakir is set to be a man in demand in the summer transfer window, with a host of clubs queuing up to pursue his signature.
BVB are looking to sign a goalkeeper and have identified the 25-year-old as potential transfer target. They have built a reputation for recruiting young talent from within Europe, predominantly targeting those with sell-on value and immense potential.
The German giants will have funds to spend in the market and it will be interesting to see how they approach the summer transfer window.
According to the report, “Liverpool look likely to be beaten to the punch for Ugurcan Cakir after Borussia Dortmund reportedly tabled a big offer to sign the Trabzonspor goalkeeper. Cakir has been on Liverpool’s radar for a long time. His agent mentioned that the Reds were interested back in May 2019, as they were looking to replace Simon Mignolet as Alisson’s deputy. Ultimately, they signed Adrian instead. However, the Spaniard’s future is now in doubt and it seems he will be leaving this summer. His contract expires at the end of the season and he is already forming plans to return to his native country. Liverpool will not be looking for a new first-choice goalkeeper, as it would be almost impossible to dislodge Alisson Becker. However, they need to ensure he has a reliable backup. Caoimhin Kelleher has played a few times in Alisson’s absence this season. But it seems the club will be searching for someone other than the 22-year-old to fulfil the role. However, the Reds will have to get their skates on if they’re to land Turkey goalkeeper Cakir. According to Fotospor, Borussia Dortmund are also keen to land the 24-year-old too. Indeed, they claim the Bundesliga giants – often so astute at snapping up the game’s top, young talent – have placed a €20m bid for his services. Furthermore, they’re also said to have included a 25% sell-on clause as part of their approach.”
TOP FOOTBALL TRANSFERS
A big money bid from Borussia Dortmund could tempt Trabzonspor into selling their prized asset.
Ugurcan Cakir ideal fit for Borussia Dortmund?
Undoubtedly he would be a fantastic recruit for BVB.
A goalkeeper of Ugurcan Cakir’s ceiling will be a massive addition to Borussia Dortmund squad as he will not only improve the overall quality of BVB’s starting XI but also add some stability and variety to their defensive department.
It will be interesting to see if Borussia Dortmund can beat their rivals to the goalkeeper’s signature.
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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.