Brendan Rodgers and the owners at #Liverpool FC seem to be continuing to strengthen the squad ahead of next season's push for Champions League places. Their latest acquisition, Adam Bogdan also maintains their recent approach of signing free transfers this summer. The Hungarian stopper is believed to be joining the Reds when his current contract at Bolton Wanderers expires on July 1st.
Free transfer treble
Whether it is a deliberate ploy or not, Liverpool have already secured the services of three players on free transfers, as Bogdan follows the earlier moves for James Milner from Manchester City and Danny Ings from Burnley. Personal terms have now been agreed to bring the 6' 4.5" tall Budapest-born player into the fold as well.
Solid performer at Bolton
Bogdan has been a consistent performer for Bolton since joining the Trotters back in 2007, making 120 appearances for the side currently in the Championship. He also has Premier League experience with the club, prior to their relegation in 2012, his form that season being rewarded by his naming as their Player of the Year as voted for by their supporters. Still just 27-years-old, a 'sensible' age for a goalkeeper in modern times, he should have many more years left in his footballing career at the top level.
Hungarian number one
As the current first-choice for the Hungarian national side, he should provide quality cover for Liverpool's number one keeper, Simon Mignolet. After initially falling out of favour last season after some shaky performances, Mignolet reclaimed his position in the side and became one of their better players as the season wore on.
Brad Jones released
The Anfield side were, however, clearly in the market for a reliable second choice keeper after releasing the Aussie Brad Jones earlier this week. In Bogdan they should have strong competition for the number one spot with Mignolet, keeping the Belgian international on his toes.
Sterling: will he stay or will he go?
The uncertainty around Raheem Sterling's future with the five-time European champions rages on for the present. It is believed that a basic bid of around £25 million, with add-ons to factor into the equation, from Premier League rivals Manchester City has already been rejected. Liverpool's own valuation of the player's worth is said to be nearer the £50 million mark. #FootballTwenty-year-old Sterling is under contract until 2017 and had been offered an improved deal thought to be in the region of £100,000 per week. Rodgers has recently made it clear that he expects the England international to honour his contract and stay at the club. With other major clubs such as Arsenal and Real Madrid also believed to have some interest in acquiring his services, there are sure to be further tests made of the Reds' patience and determination to keep him before the summer is over.