Liverpool FC free to sign 23-year-old as Lazio recruit replacement – report

Liverpool FC have been handed a boost in their bid to sign Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha, according to a report

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Liverpool FC are free to sign Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha after the Serie A side agreed a fee to sign his replacement, according to a report in Italy.

Italian media website Calciomercato, as quoted by the Daily Mirror, is reporting that Lazio are set to sign Silvio Proto from Greek side Olympiacos to replace Strakosha between the sticks at the Rome outfit.

The same article states that Lazio are on the brink of concluding a deal for Proto that would free up Strakosha to move to the Merseyside outfit to become Jurgen Klopp’s new number one.

According to the same story, Liverpool FC can expect to pay in the region of £30m to sign the Albania international from the Serie A giants, which is considerably less than the fees mooted for AS Roma’s Alisson Becker and Atletico Madrid shot stopper Jan Oblak.

The report goes on to suggest that Liverpool FC could even finalise a deal for the Albanian shot stopper in time for the start of pre-season training ahead of the new Premier League campaign.

Liverpool FC are thought to be in the market to sign a new goalkeeper to improve upon their current options: Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet.

Karius started in the Champions League final last month following an impressive second half of the 2017-18 season.

The German shot stopper made two mistakes in a 3-1 loss to Spanish giants Real Madrid in the Champions League showpiece.

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