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Mignolet Closing On Brugge Switch

Mignolet Closing On Brugge Switch

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet is heading for the exit door with a move to Club Brugge on the verge of going through. Mignolet’s six-year spell at Liverpool is coming to an end after the Belgian club announced he has agreed a five-year contract, pending a medical.

It is understood the two clubs agreed a deal worth an initial £6.4million, potentially rising to £8.2million with add-ons. Mignolet lost his place at Anfield first to Loris Karius and, when the German was offloaded to Besiktas on loan after a nightmare Champions League final, to Alisson Becker following the Brazil international’s 65m arrival last summer.

After featuring just twice last season in cup matches the 31-year-old, an unused substitute for the Community Shield defeat to Manchester City, told manager Jurgen Klopp when he returned for pre-season training he wanted first-team football. Klopp wanted him to stay and initially rejected the idea he could leave but the goalkeeper’s wish has now been granted.

Mignolet flew to Belgium after leaving Wembley on Sunday evening to complete the formalities of his move. Liverpool will look to sign an experienced replacement as cover for Becker before the close of the transfer window on Thursday, with Trabzonspor goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir thought to be the top target.

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