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Will Leicester City return for previous goalkeeper transfer targets?
sbobet online 24 Leicester City will step up their search for a new goalkeeper after Ben Hamer turned down a contract extension to join Huddersfield.City’s retained list was released over the weekend, confirming that Hamer had been offered a new deal at the club.The 30-year-old rejected the proposal and instead chose a free transfer to the Terriers , announced last week.
The offer to Hamer makes clear City’s intentions to have three senior goalkeepers in the squad and they will now hunt for a third shot-stopper to provide competition for Kasper Schmeichel and Eldin Jakupovic. City have a history of returning for previous transfer targets, this month signing Jonny Evans after a 12-month pursuit of the Northern Ireland international, so here’s a look at five goalkeepers linked with a King Power move over the past couple of seasons.
Timo HornThe Cologne keeper was one of two Bundesliga stars targeted by City before they signed Ron-Robert Zieler in the summer of 2016. City reportedly entered negotiations with Horn, but a deal couldn’t be agreed.The German, now 25, made more saves than any other goalkeeper in the Bundesliga last season but he also conceded the most goals as Cologne comfortably finished bottom of the pile.Despite relegation, Horn is committed to his home-town club, signing a new five-year contract two months ago, removing a relegation release clause that would have made him available for €6m.
Loris Karius sbobet online 24 Then at Mainz, Karius was the first Bundesliga goalkeeper approached by City two summers ago. However, he had his heart set on Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool. At first struggling to oust Simon Mignolet, Karius was handed Champions League duty last season and performed well enough to grab the Premier League starting position by the New Year. An error-free campaign ended in infamy in the Champions League final, when the German, possibly affected by concussion, made two fatal mistakes. Unsurprisingly, the Reds have been linked with several goalkeepers since. If Karius is to move on, a transfer to City seems unlikely after such high-profile errors.
Sam JohnstoneSam Johnstone has been with Manchester United since the age of 10. Now 25, he’s still to make a senior appearance for the Red Devils and has just finished an 18-month loan stint at Aston Villa, his seventh different loan club, where he kept 30 clean sheets in 70 appearances.United have triggered a one-year extension in Johnstone’s contract, tying him to Old Trafford until next summer, but he remains fourth choice behind David De Gea, Sergio Romero and Joel Pereira.He’s says he’s “ready to settle” but after Villa’s failure to earn promotion, could that be with a Premier League club? City were one of several linked last summer and their penchant for signing United academy graduates is well-established.
Lovre KalinicThe World Cup-bound Croatian was reportedly the subject of an £18.5m bid from City last summer, with suggestions he was being eyed as a potential replacement for Schmeichel, who was linked to Manchester United. The Dane stayed put and Kalinic remained at Gent, conceding just 36 goals in 38 games for the Belgian side last season. He has European experience, which ticks boxes at City, but the 6ft 7in stopper is now 28 years old and entering the prime of his career and so a move to a club where he’d likely be second-choice seems improbable.
Andriy Lunin sbobet online 24 Andriy Lunin is one of the most highly-rated and experienced teenage goalkeepers in Europe. The Ukrainian already has two senior caps after impressive displays in more than 50 top-flight or Europa League matches for Dnipro and current club Zorya Luhansk. As such, he’s been linked with a flurry of Europe’s top clubs already this year, including Liverpool, Everton, Inter Milan and Napoli. His agent confirmed City were keeping tabs on his progress back in April but if Leicester do decide to act on their interest, they’ll face fierce competition.