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Ragnar Klavan Reportedly Set to Join Cagliari in €2M Deal

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Reports out of Italy have Liverpool’s veteran centre half heading to Serie A within the next 24 hours.

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It’s been a week now since the English transfer window slammed shut and Liverpool fans learned that Ragnar Klavan was likely to depart the club this summer, with word of a failed Newcastle United move doubling as news that the player wanted out.

Not content to head into the season fifth choice behind Virgil van Dijk, Dejan Lovren, Joe Gomez, and Joël Matip—though three of those have a history of injury issues—meant that the 32-year-old Estonian was actively seeking a move away from Anfield.

Now, with just about 24 hours left to run in the Italian transfer window that similar to the one in England closes the day before their season starts, reports out of Italy claim a €2M move to Cagliari is in the works. Clearly it will need to be completed quickly.

Until today’s news of Cagliari interest, most had believed that Klavan would prefer a return to Germany and the Bundesliga, where he spent four successful seasons with FC Augsburg before making the switch to Liverpool for €5M in the summer of 2016.

There had also been reports out of Turkey that claimed he would sign for Fenerbahce, but when it comes to fringe Liverpool players being linked with moves to the Super Lig the assumption should always be that nothing’s going to come of it.