Sunderland’s Mignolet to have Liverpool medical | Transfers | Tribal Football

Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet will undergo a medical with Liverpool on Tuesday according to reports.

Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet will undergo a medical with Liverpool on Tuesday according to reports.

The Belgium international is set to join the Reds for around £9million despite the fact that Brendan Rodgers already has Pepe Reina as his number one.

The Liverpool boss said that Mignolet’s arrival will provide plenty more competition for spots at Anfield.

“One of the things we’re trying to build is a competitive squad. Our squad was very thin last year and it was great being we were able to introduce a few young players from our academy that but it’s very important that we have competition in every position and that wasn’t always the case,” he told talkSPORT.

“Pepe Reina and I went out for a meal a couple of months before the end of the season and I told him exactly what we were going to do, which was to provide real competition in that area.

“He was fully aware of my intention of the course of the last few months. It certainly wouldn’t be a surprise to Pepe.

“Pepe is a fantastic goalkeeper but Simon Mignolet is a player that has done really well. He’s also part of an emerging Belgium squad that has come into a golden era. He’s very much a part of that.

“When you work with Pepe he’s a great man. A very committed man to the club and he’s an outstanding goalkeeper.”

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