Besiktas closing in on Mignolet deal


Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet could be on the verge of joining Besiktas.

The Turkish club are eager to sign the Belgian international after selling former number one Fabri to Premier League newboys Fulham last week and are looking to get a deal wrapped up.

Thirty year old Mignolet looks set to move on from Anfield after five years with the club following the world record arrival of Brazil international Alisson Becker from AS Roma.

The former Sunderland man has been in a fight with German Loris Karius for the number one position since the twenty-five year old arrived from Mainz two years ago.

He appeared to have lost the battle midway through last season when he was dropped following a string of errors, with his final appearance coming back in January against West Brom in the FA Cup fourth round – which Liverpool lost 3-2 at Anfield.

Mignolet was selected for the Belgian World Cup squad by manager Roberto Martinez, but was not selected for any of their matches as they secured third place in the tournament.

It now looks like he will make a £12m move to Turkey to join Besiktas, should he decide that the move is the best option available to him ahead of the new season.

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