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Adam Bogdan Travels to Wigan Athletic to Complete Move

Liverpool reserve goalkeeper is undergoing medical ahead of a season-long loan deal.

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With the arrival of Loris Karius as Liverpool’s new number one goalkeeper, the biggest question for the club at the position this summer is what happens to everybody else. Another potential contender for the role appears set to be taken off the list with news that Adam Bogdan is on his way to Wigan.

Bogdan is at Wigan undergoing a medical and a season-long loan is expected to be announced within the next day or two. The goalkeeper’s move came about quickly, with The Liverpool Echo reporting that Jürgen Klopp discussed potential deals with Wigan counterpart Gary Caldwell following Sunday’s friendly.

The two hit on a season-long loan for Bogdan being of potential benefit to both clubs, and with the player aware his minutes would fall somewhere between limited and nonexistent were he to remain at Liverpool, everything moved ahead quickly. The move also seems to confirm that Simon Mignolet will be the number two.

Previously, there was talk of promising 23-year-old Danny Ward getting the job as Karius’ backup, but the Welsh international has joined Klopp confidant David Wagner at Huddersfield Town on loan and could play against Liverpool when the two sides meet in a pre-season friendly on Wednesday.

Bogdan joined Liverpool last summer on a free. At the time, he had been displaced as Bolton’s number one goalkeeper by Andy Lonergan, having only played 10 games with the Championship club in 2014-15. The Hungarian international only managed six appearances across all competitions for Liverpool last season.

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