Liverpool FC free to sign 23-year-old after Serie A club locate replacement – report

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

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Liverpool FC are free to sign Thomas Strakosha from Lazio after the Serie A outfit edged closer to signing a replacement in the shape of Olympiacos goalkeeper Silvio Proto, according to a report in Italy.

Italian media website Calciomercato, as quoted by the Daily Mirror, is reporting that Lazio are closing in on a deal to sign Proto from the Greek side and the Belgium international holds an Italian passport.

The same article states that Liverpool FC’s chances of signing Albanian shot stopper Strakosha in the summer transfer window will be boosted if Lazio complete a deal for the Olympiakos goalkeeper.

According to the same story, Liverpool FC are determined to sign a goalkeeper in the current transfer market following Loris Karius’s disastrous performance in the Champions League last summer.

Albanian shot stopper Strakosha has made 77 appearances in his fledgling Lazio career so far after he was handed his debut in 2-0 loss to AC Milan in Serie A in September 2016.

Liverpool FC finished in fourth place in the Premier League table last season to ensure the Reds continued participation in the Champions League.

The Merseysid outfit have only signed Brazil international Fabinho in a £40m deal from AS Monaco earlier this month.

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