Liverpool Keeper Loris Karius On Verge Of Completing Move To Turkey In ‘Win Win’ Transfer Deal

Besiktas are edging closer to striking a loan deal for Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius.

A source close to Besiktas revealed to Turkish-Football that the board had been split over signing a new shot-stopper.

The overriding view was that Tolga Zengin would be capable to serve as first-team keeper for the 2018-19 season.

Besiktas have since shifted positions and a majority of board and technical committee firmly believe a new keeper is of the utmost importance.

The Black Eagles had been in talks with Liverpool through intermediaries and are closing in on a deal following successful negotiations.

The Reds are open to Karius leaving on a temporary move to regain confidence and lock down first-team football.

Besiktas want a temporary option to see them through the current campaign.

Liverpool are willing to forgo a loan fee while Besiktas are prepared for the Reds not to include a buyout option.

The view from Besiktas is that a Karius move is a win-win option.

With time running out in the transfer window and Besiktas the only side to have expressed a genuine interest the Black Eagles feel they are on the verge of striking a deal.

Karius would be first-choice keeper were he to join on loan this season.

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Zengin has struggled in the Europa League and Super Lig campaigns to such an extent that he is no longer seen as a viable first-team keeper.

Besiktas had initially planned to replace Fabri who was sold on a £5.3m move to Fulham last month.

After failing to sign Arsenal keeper David Ospina and being priced out of a deal for Liverpool shot-stopper Simon Mignolet and Bursaspor’s Harun Tekin the keeper.