Liverpool fans have let out a collective sigh of disappointment after numerous outlets revealing Reds target Marc-André ter Stegen may be on the verge of agreeing a deal with Manchester City.
Throughout the season the Merseyside club has been linked with Marc-André amid reports of the Barcelona keeper growing tired of being a ‘Cup-game Keeper’ and being ready for a fresh challenge at a new club.
However after both Liverpool and Manchester City reportedly making bids for ter Stegen, reports suggest the German shot-stopper has preferred the offer from the blue side of Manchester under new manager Pep Guardiola over the offer from the Red side of Merseyside under Jürgen Klopp.
Such being the case, Jürgen will be sure to move on hastily to other targets such as Mainz keeper Loris Karius as well as Cologne keeper Timo Horn.
Karius, 22, has thus far kept 7 clean sheets in 27 appearances for Mainz in the Bundesliga, earning an average rating of 6.90 from WhoScored.com in comparison to the 6.21 rating Marc-André ter Stegen has received in his 4 La Liga appearances and a 7.10 rating for his 8 appearances in the Champions League for Barcelona. Loris’s strengths include shot stopping, quick reflexes and concentration throughout a match.
Horn, 22, has managed a total of 6 clean sheets in 27 Bundesliga appearances this season, earning the goalkeeper an average rating of 6.87 from WhoScored.com. The German’s strengths include shot stopping, quick reflexes and penalty saving.
In addition to this, it has been conveyed by Spox.com that the Horn’s contract contains a £6 million release clause which could prove to be the deciding factor between the two rumoured targets.
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