Adam Bogdan is closing in on a move to Liverpool – according to reports in the Daily Mail – who claim that the 27-year-old Hungarian will follow in the footsteps of James Milner by agreeing to join us when his contract expires at the end of the month.
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The Bolton Wanderers goalkeeper is available for nothing and is reportedly seen as the ideal replacement for Brad Jones – who will leave us this summer after five years at Anfield.
Simon Mignolet’s performances during the second-half of the season look to have secured his place as number one, but the signing of Bogdan will provide us with a decent number two. He’s done an excellent job for Bolton in recent years, having replaced Jussi Jaaskelainen back in 2011, and impressed against us in the FA Cup this year.
Despite his decent CV, many Liverpool fans have expressed their disappointment at the likelihood of the deal. Understandably, many of them were hoping to see us sign a top quality keeper who could rival Mignolet for his spot in the team. Although, if this necessary move frees up what budget we do have to be spent elsewhere, then the deal will probably be accepted.
Here’s how the news went down on social media:
Getting Bogdan to compete with Mignolet is like bringing in Bobby Zamora to challenge Messi for a place.
— Jamie Porter (@JGPorter93) June 5, 2015
Does nobody remember the game Bogdan had against us last season? I’d take him as our back-up. Definitely. #LFC
— Adam Rowe (@adamrowecomedy) June 5, 2015
Any real #LFC fan with a brain will realize Adam Bogdan is a much better back up option that “Bad” Jones. I was hoping for Begovic though.
— Hamez Milner (@LFCareBack) June 5, 2015
Milner is class. Bogdan is a requirement, Jones is leaving if you forgot. Ings is irrelevant until we get rid of the 3 STs already present.
— Nishank (@Nishank01) June 5, 2015
@empireofthekop – Going to make a prediction, if Bogdan signs will be first choice keeper by end of season instead of Mignolet.
— Craig Muncey (@Muncey05) June 5, 2015
Is Bogdan even an upgrade on Jones. Not really sure . Probably just but is hardly going to push Mignolet who isn’t good enough anyway. #lfc
— Mark Shone (@jakeshone) June 5, 2015
Think i’ll take a sabbatical from football this year… It’s getting depressing… Ings, Benteke, Bogdan… Pathetic @LFC
— RODGERS OUT (@martycassidy85) June 5, 2015
Sounds like Bogdan is in as well, could do a lot worse for a backup… All I can remember is him being lobbed by Howard at Goodison though…
— James (@Jubleee) June 5, 2015
— Usman (@usmankop) June 5, 2015
@PhantomGoal and I’ll tell you, I bet Bogdan will be your number one by January. Easily more reliable than Mignolet
— Dan Murphy (@Murbroski) June 5, 2015
Not arsed about Bogdan. Back up keeper, will hardly play, on a free. Why not.
— ✋ (@ThatHendoSkip) June 5, 2015
— Shailesh Dalvi (@Shai_lfc) June 5, 2015