Liverpool have been linked with plenty of goalkeepers in recent weeks, and for many it remains a key position of need. Simon Mignolet, for all his shot stopping ability, lacks in the air and when it comes to commanding the penalty area. And based on his most recent appearance, Adam Bogdan isn’t a viable alternative.
One of the goalkeepers the club have been linked with already is Marseille’s Steve Mandanda, a 30-year-old veteran with 21 French caps and a wealth of European experience. And now, reports in France claim that not only is he available, and not only are Liverpool interested, but Marseille have offered him up to the Reds.
For a quite good price, too, if the rumours are to be believed. Mandanda is out of contract at the end of the year and has signalled he will be looking to move on from the club he has made 412 appearances for. Marseille, not wanting to lose him for nothing, have resultantly taken to offering him to interested clubs around Europe.
The fee they are rumoured to be seeking is a quite reasonable €4M, or around £2.94M at current exchange rates. For France’s second best goalkeeper—only Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris is better than Mandanda—and a player who would instantly improve Liverpool at the position, if true it would seem a genuine bargain.
So far, though, there has been little from the Liverpool end to substantiate the rumours linking the club to Mandanda. Still, if Marseille are indeed offering the veteran star up for sale, it would be difficult to imagine Liverpool not at the very least being interested in bringing him to the Premier League.