CONFIRMED: Adam Bogdan joins Wigan Athletic on season-long loan

20 July 2016

Liverpool goalkeeper Adam Bogdan has been confirmed as Wigan Athletic’s latest signing, joining the Latics on loan.


The 28-year-old struggled to impose himself at Anfield following his free transfer from Bolton Wanderers last summer, and Jurgen Klopp has moved quickly to find him a new club.

Bogdan passed a medical on Tuesday afternoon, and has joined Gary Caldwell’s side for the 2016/17 campaign.

Behind Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet in Klopp’s goalkeeping ranks, Bogdan’s move is designed to secure regular first-team football, and likely earn a permanent move away next summer.

Speaking on Bogdan’s move to the DW Stadium, Caldwell said the goalkeeper would help “drive the club forwards.”

“When we found out Adam was available, it was a move I really wanted to push through,” he explained.

“He has great experience and will add immense competition for both Jussi Jaaskelainen and Lee Nicholls, which is what you need to drive the club forwards.

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“He obviously knows Jussi from his time at Bolton, he knows the area, the training ground is familiar to him and I’m sure he will be a great addition to the squad.”

Bogdan’s departures comes shortly after Estonia centre-back Ragnar Klavan joined Liverpool from Augsburg, with the 30-year-old signing a three-year deal with the Reds.

This marks the continuation of a busy summer of incomings and outgoings under Klopp, with Martin Skrtel, Jordon Ibe, Jordan Rossiter and Sergi Canos among those to have also left the club.

Klopp is likely to take academy goalkeeper Shamal George on Liverpool’s US tour as his third-choice option, with the German seemingly undecided on the veteran Alex Manninger, currently on trial at Melwood.

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