Swindon “to make Liverpool an offer they can’t refuse” for Lawrence Vigouroux

on 14.01.2016

Currently on loan with Swindon Town in League One, Liverpool goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux is set to be subject of a January bid from the Robins.

Lawrence Vigouroux

According to FLICWiltshire.com, the Robins are looking to tie down the ‘keeper on a permanent deal before the end of the month.

Vigouroux is currently halfway through a season-long loan at the County Ground, and has impressed in his 23 League One appearances to date in 2015/16.

The Chilean has already been the subject of a rejected bid by Swindon, but they appear keen not to give up on signing him.

At just 22, there is plenty of potential in Vigouroux, but it seems almost impossible for Jurgen Klopp to see him as a future squad member at Anfield.

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Simon Mignolet is set to commit his long-term future to the club, while the return of Danny Ward and signing of promising 16-year-old stopper Kamil Grabara have further lowered Vigouroux’s potential first-team opportunities.

A move away arguably seems the best outcome for all parties, with regular football vital for a player in his early 20s.

Vigouroux caused controversy earlier in the season when he paid a £50 fine at Swindon in pennies, but an apology saw him reinstated at the club.

Robins chairman Lee power told BBC Wiltshire that a long-term move for Vigouroux appeals greatly.

“There has been a change [in management] there and there has been a change here with us, but we really like Lawrence,” he said.

“He’s a bit of a wildcard and he’s one of those. We discussed that internally that you could sell Lawrence one day for a fortune.

“He reminds me a little bit of Bruce Grobbelaar and you don’t know what you are going to get with him.

“It might not be great sometimes but other times he takes your breath away with things that he does, but he is someone who we have spoke to Liverpool before about.

“They said they wouldn’t sell, but we’re going to try and have another crack at him in the window.

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“We’re trying to crowbar the door open at the moment as we speak.”

The 22-year-old spent his youth career at Brentford before moving to Tottenham, but he failed to make a single appearance for the north Londoners.

He spent a short stint on loan at Hyde United in 2013/14, and joined Liverpool in 2014 after a successful trial at Anfield.

It would now appear that his future lies away from Merseyside.


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