Simon Mignolet’s Liverpool career is all but officially over as the goalkeeper has reportedly secured a move to Belgian side Club Brugge. Mignolet was the perfect professional in the last two seasons as the number two, first behind Loris Karius and then behind record signing Alisson Becker. Liverpool is expected to dip into the transfer market to find a new number two before the window closes next Thursday.
According to widespread reports in England and Belgium, Mignolet flew to Brugge following the completion of the Community Shield this afternoon. The transfer fee is believed to be £6-7 million, with the Belgian international set to sign a long-term deal with his new club.
Mignolet spent 6 seasons with Liverpool, going back and forth as the club’s number one until Alisson locked down the position last season. His professionalism should be applauded by Liverpool fans everywhere. Last season, when the club spent a world record fee (at the time) on a Goalkeeper, he buckled down and was a great teammate. He leaves Liverpool with a Champions League Winner’s medal and all the pears he can dream of.
Goodbye, Simon, and thanks for the memories.