Liverpool on verge of signing goalkeeper

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Liverpool are expected to complete the signing of Bolton Wanderers goalkeeper Adam Bogdan, according to reports on Thursday.

BOLTON, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 21, 2011: Bolton Wanderers' goalkeeper Adam Bogdan in action against Liverpool during the Premiership match at the Reebok Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Hungarian international is out of contract at the Macron Stadium and is therefore available on a free transfer from July 1st as Brendan Rodgers looks to replace Brad Jones.

On Wednesday the Premier League confirmed the departure of Jones from Liverpool, alongside fellow senior players Glen Johnson and Steven Gerrard. Under-21 players Jordan Lussey and Marc Pelosi were also released.

Bogdan impressed against Liverpool when the two sides met in the FA Cup fourth round last season and would become the Reds’ third signing of the summer after the captures of James Milner from Manchester City and Danny Ings from Burnley.

Andy Hunter of The Guardian reports the Reds are “close” to agreeing a deal with the 27-year-old.

Bogdan muscled out veteran goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen for a first-team place at Bolton, going on to win the club’s Player of the Year award in 2012, but was part of the side that was relegated from the Premier League that season.

The 6ft 4in goalkeeper made his debut for his country in a 1-0 victory over Luxembourg in 2011 and is in action this weekend as Hungary take on Finland in a European Championship qualifier in Heskinki.

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