Thursday, May 23, 2013

Begovic Hopes To Sign For Liverpool

The Potters shot-stopper, who has impressed at the Britannia Stadium this season, informed Bosnian reporters that he expects to move to Anfield in the summer window

Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has revealed that he hopes to move to Liverpool this summer, as speculation continues to surround the future of current Anfield shot-stopper Pepe Reina.

Begovic has performed excellently this season, and was an integral part of a Potters defence that only conceded five goals in 12 games during November and December - though trailed off in the second half of the year.

Stoke are already prepared for the exit of the Bosnian shot-stopper, having signed Jack Butland from Birmingham in January, and Begovic seems sure that a switch to Liverpool will materialise.

He told the Bosnian media: “I want to start preparing on July 10, with all the players of Liverpool”, as quoted by The Telegraph.

The 25-year-old was signed by Tony Pulis from Portsmouth for £3 million in 2010, and won Stoke's Player of the Year award this season.

His consistent performances have won him admirers at the Premier League's biggest clubs, and there has been reported interest from the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal throughout the course of the season.

With Begovic angling for a move to Anfield, he could be set to replace Reina; the Spanish goalkeeper admits he would not be against a move back to Barcelona, though remains coy on the links.

"Rumours are difficult to control but it's flattering when a club like Barca is interested in you," he told Cadena Ser.

"I don't know if there has been contact between the clubs or with my agent. At the moment I don't think there's anything serious."

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