Ragnar Klavan looks very likely to become our next signing, with sources from Germany revealing that the Estonian international is set to undergo a medical at Liverpool “tomorrow” on Tuesday 19 July.
Assuming there are no problems with the medical, the 30-year-old looks set to join us before we get started with our tour of America.
— Torben Hoffmann (@Sky_Torben) July 18, 2016
The Augsburg captain would be unlikely to come in and be a first-choice, but would be a back-up for Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren while we get some of our other players back from injury.
As the Echo suggests, a £4.2m move is being touted. It would be a low risk move which would cover us in case of a real crisis, which in our current situation looks a very real possibility. When Joel Matip hobbled off against Wigan there was real concern from the fans, and it’s clear how much we need another player in that position.
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There are many questioning the move, suggesting that there are better options out there – like re-signing Kolo Toure for example – but Klavan looks like a solid player and would bring plenty to the side. The Echo also suggests he’d be happy with a small role at the club and on low wages, so if this deal were to go wrong it wouldn’t be a huge loss.