Liverpool Sign Goalkeeper Adrian to Replace Mignolet


Liverpool have signed former West Ham United goalkeeper Adrian on a free transfer, the English Premier League, EPL, club said on Monday.

The development followed the departure of Simon Mignolet to Belgian side Club Bruges.
Mignolet was part of the Liverpool squad which claimed the UEFA Champions League crown last season.

The 31-year-old ended a six-year spell at Anfield in which he made more than 200 appearances in all competitions.
Adrian, 32, who left West Ham at the end of last season, will compete with first-choice keeper Alisson for a starting spot.

“I’m very ambitious, I come here to try to win everything, to try to push Ali from the first minute and to make us better,’’ Spaniard Adrian said in a statement on the club’s website.
“Obviously, I want to win titles. I come here to fight for all the competitions… I’m looking forward to playing my first game at Anfield and to win as many games as we can.”

After 22 appearances in all competitions during the 2017/2018 campaign, Mignolet was restricted to two games last season having fallen behind Brazilian Alisson in the pecking order.

Bruges had announced on Sunday that the Belgium international agreed a five-year deal, while British media said the transfer fee was about seven million pounds (8.51 million dollars).

Mignolet began his career at Belgian side STVV and switched to Sunderland in 2010 before joining Liverpool three years later.

Liverpool begin the new league campaign with a home match against promoted Norwich City on Friday.


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