Wolves to ‘scout’ Liverpool transfer target ahead of January window – reports
Wolverhampton Wanderers will send a scout to watch Turkish goalkeeper Gokhan Akkan ahead of the January transfer window, according to reports (via Sport Witness).
The 24-year-old goalkeeper currently plays for Super Lig side Caykur Rizespor and has helped them to a decent start to the season with two victories and a draw from three matches, keeping one clean sheet in the process.
And that form has reportedly attracted attention on the continent with Wolves, and other potential suitors, due to watch him in action against Istanbul Basaksehir later this month.
Turkish news outlet Ajansspor claims Wolves are monitoring the goalkeeper’s situation and are also keeping tabs on fellow custodian Ugurcan Cakir, who has been heavily linked with a transfer to Liverpool.
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Unlike Akkan, Cakir, 23, has made the senior breakthrough with Turkey and started their match with Greece in May.
Cakir keeps goal for Trabzonspor and has started all seven of their fixtures in the Super Lig and Europa League this season.
Wolves scout a variety of different leagues across Europe each week with scouts responsible for filing reports into the club’s database.
The scouting team is headed up by head of recruitment John Marshall, who reports to sporting director Kevin Thelwell, and compiles thousands of reports each season.
Wolves are reasonably well stocked between the sticks with undisputed number one Rui Patricio backed up by the experienced John Ruddy. Will Norris is spending the season on loan with Ipswich Town so young Dane Andreas Sondergaard is currently acting as third choice.