Liverpool create a world-record £79m bid to replace fumbling Karius
– Liverpool have reportedly made a move for Slovenian stopper Oblak
– The Atletico Madrid goalkeeper will cost a fortune for the Merseysiders
– The deal would be a world-record move for a keeper if it materializes
Champions League finalists Liverpool have made a blockbusting bid for Atletico Madrid keeper Jan Oblak, The Sun, quoting Don Balon.
The report stated that even before Loris Karius had his nightmare in the final against Real Madrid, Jurgen Klopp was keen to sign a new number one to mount a title challenge next season.
The German goalkeeper seems to be coming to an end and a number of replacements have been linked with the club including Stoke Ctiy’s Jack Butland and Roma’s Alisson.
Arsenal have also been monitoring the Atletico Madrid shot-stopper who has a whopping £87m release clause.
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The Spanish media outlet claim that The Reds manager is ready to test Rojiblancos’ resolve with a world record bid of £79m.
The report claims that the Anfield giants are confident Atletico will accept the the mouth-watering offer .
If the deal pulls through, it would make Oblak the most expensive goalkeeper in history and would be another huge statement of intent from the Merseyside club.
It will also will smash the current record held by Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson when Manchester City shelled out £34.7m to Benfica.
Klopp is keen to push City for the Liverpool’s long awaited Premier League title next season and Oblak would join fellow summer arrivals of Fabinho and Naby Keita.