Union Berlin have had an offer accepted by Liverpool for Loris Karius as he heads out to his country to finalise a transfer, Football Insider understands.
The 27-year-old star has been granted permission to undergo necessary medical checks and try to reignite a career that has stalled since his calamitous display in the 2018 UEFA Champions League final.
A Liverpool source has told Football Insider that the Reds have accepted a “significant” loan bid for Loris to join for the 2020-21 season.
Manager Jurgen Klopp told his fellow German earlier in the window that he was free to find a new club.
The Merseysiders had an interest in a permanent transfer after Karius spent the previous two campaigns on loan at Besiktas.
The Turkish side opted not to take up their option to convert Loris’ loan into a permanent transfer for £7 million.
Liverpool had hoped in the current market to recoup the £4.5 million sum they paid to Mainz in the summer of 2016.
But that hasn’t been possible and Karius has been given permission to depart on another loan as the Premier League giants trim their wage bill.
Klopp had no plans to re-integrate Loris back into his squad this campaign.
Alisson is widely considered as the outstanding goalkeeper in the Premier League, if not world football, and the Spanish star Adrian has made a strong impression as his deputy since signing on a free last summer.
Loris’ reputation took a massive hit with his error-strewn displays in the last months of 2017-18, culminating in the UCL final defeat to Real Madrid in Kiev.