Crystal Palace lining up £9m bid for 31-year-old Liverpool player

Crystal Palace are among the clubs considering a move for Liverpool’s £8m-rated goalkeeper Simon Mignolet this summer, according to the Evening Standard.

The 31-year-old is eager to leave Anfield after making only two appearances in all competitions last season following the £67m arrival of Alisson from AS Roma.

Alisson enjoyed a sensational debut campaign in English football, winning the Premier League golden glove and playing a pivotal role in Liverpool’s Champions League triumph.

As a result, Mignolet’s chances of securing regular first-team football under Jurgen Klopp appear to be extremely remote leading to speculation linking the Belgium international with a move elsewhere.

According to the Standard’s report, Brighton along with clubs in Germany and France are all monitoring Mignolet’s situation closely but Palace could be in pole position to snap him up.

Roy Hodgson only signed Spanish shot-stopper Vicente Guaita from Getafe last season and although he impressed after dislodging Wayne Hennessey from the side, the former England and Liverpool boss is keen to strengthen his options.

Mignolet joined Liverpool in a £9m deal from Sunderland in 2013 and has been the club’s No.1 goalkeeper for the majority of his six years on Merseyside, making 204 appearances overall.

However, he lost his starting place to Loris Karius midway through the 2017-18 season before acting as Alisson’s understudy last term.

Should Mignolet be sold this summer a replacement ‘keeper would have to be signed and Southampton’s Alex McCarthy and Cardiff City’s Neil Etheridge are both reportedly under consideration.