Liverpool have agreed a fee, believed to be over £11 million, with Sunderland for goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.
The Belgium international has been subject to speculation linking him away from the club for a few months now and it despite a reluctance to sell it appears the offer was too good to refuse.
The 25-year-old has played 101 times in total for Sunderland, including every league game last season, and has impressed many since his £2 million move from Sint-Truiden three years ago. He had been linked with Premier League champions Manchester United but a bid never materialised as they decided to show faith in ever-improving David De Gea.
The move will further increase the growing speculation that Liverpool’s current number one Pepe Reina will be leaving the club in the near future. The Spaniard was linked with a move to Barcelona but a bid hasn’t been received.
Mignolet is part of the Belgian revolution which has seen the tiny European nation produce some of Europe’s finest talent, including Vincent Kompany and Eden Hazard of Manchester City and Chelsea respectively. He has already made 13 appearances for his country.
The goalkeeper is expected to discuss personal terms and take his medical for the Anfield giants next week, assuming all goes well of course.