Starting the campaign as a back-up keeper, 23-year-old Ugurcan broke into Trabzonspor’s senior team in November and has since stayed as the Super Lig side’s first-choice goalkeeper.
In 23 league and cup matches this season, the uncapped Turkish player has conceded 25 goals and collected seven clean sheets. His stunning form has alerted sides around the continent and Jurgen Klopp’s side are one of them.
His representative, Engin Kirkpinar, has claimed that the Reds are one of those sides keen on nabbing the youngster’s signature. But the Reds are joined by second-placed French outfit Lille, and German club Schalke.
“Each team has a scout team. There is no official transfer offer from Schalke, Lille or Liverpool,” Engin said about the Turkey U21 international. “No official offer from Liverpool.”
The Reds’ first-choice goalkeeper is Alisson Becker, and there’s absolutely no chance the South American will be knocked off his perch in summer. But Engin could be signed to act as back-up.
Simon Mignolet has remained the club’s second-choice stopper, but the opportunities are that he may want to depart the club this summer transfer window in order to become the first choice somewhere else.
German star Loris Karius remains on loan at Trabzonspor’s fellow Super Lig heavyweights Besiktas, so if Mignolet departs, Ugurcan Cakir could well be brought to Liverpool.