Adam Bogdan to complete loan move to Wigan Athletic this week

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Out-of-favour goalkeeper Adam Bogdan is set to leave Liverpool this week, joining Championship side Wigan Athletic on loan.

The Hungarian fell out of favour on Merseyside following the appointment of Jurgen Klopp in October, and dropped further down the pecking order with the signing of Loris Karius this summer.

This has led Bogdan to consider his options ahead of 2016/17, and with newly promoted Wigan interested in completing a deal to bring him to the DW Stadium, he is poised to make the switch.

According to the Liverpool Echo, Bogdan will complete his move to Wigan this week, likely ahead of the Reds’ tour of the US.

Klopp is likely to call upon Karius and Simon Mignolet as his regular options between the sticks this season, while veteran goalkeeper Alex Manninger is currently on trial with the club.

The 28-year-old is due for a medical on Tuesday afternoon, and could finalise his transfer on the same day.

As such, Bogdan is unlikely to feature in Liverpool’s final domestic friendly away to Huddersfield Town on Wednesday night, with academy stopper Shamal George set for the bench.

Bogdan will follow Jordon Ibe, Martin Skrtel, Sergi Canos, Joao Carlos Teixeira, Jerome Sinclair, Jordan Rossiter, Samed Yesil and Kolo Toure through the Anfield exit this summer.

Goalkeepers Danny Ward and Ryan Fulton have also left the club on loan, joining Huddersfield and Chesterfield Town respectively.

WATFORD, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 20, 2015: Liverpool's goalkeeper Adam Bogdan looks dejected as Watford score from his mistake during the Premier League match at Vicarage Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Unlike Bogdan, however, the young pair are likely to return to the club next season and challenge for a place under Klopp.

Bogdan, a free signing from Bolton Wanderers last summer, is seemingly doomed to fail on Merseyside, and made just six appearance for the first team throughout a miserable season.

In June, Bogdan underlined his desire to leave Liverpool on loan, in order to boost his international prospects.

“My goal is to get a loan deal as soon as possible,” he said.

“There is not much point going to the USA after my last half-year, plus the new arrival of a goalkeeper shows that they don’t count on me.

“I want to rebuild my good form. I want to play games weekly and get back to the national team.”

Bogdan was left out of the Hungary squad for this summer’s European Championship, but can now look to restore his reputation with a season in Greater Manchester.

 

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