Loris Karius is close to leaving Liverpool after the club had agreed a two – year loan agreement with Besiktas for them from the favor – goalkeeper.
The 25-year-old is considering his Anfield future since the £ 65m arrival of Alisson last month, a then world record deal for a goalkeeper who surprised Karius and ended his role as Jürgen Klopps first choice.
Over the past few days there have been talks between Liverpool and Besiktas, who will pay a wage package of £ 2.25 million, had made inquiries with Simon Mignolet before turning their attention to the clubmate of the Belgian international. Mignolet has had several offers to leave this summer, but because he has not reached agreement with Napoli and Fulham, he will have to stay if Alisson's deputy if Karius decides to revive his career in Istanbul.
Karius is on Monday with the Liverpool-team for the Premier League-game in Crystal Palace and has to continue after the game. The former Mainz custodian, however, is still considering Besiktas's offer, but may take out a two-week loan with an option to buy after the first year. Karius is expected to sign a contract extension of one year on his contract in Liverpool before he finalizes the loan to protect his valuation when he eventually returns to Anfield.
Klopp had attacked a deal for Alisson long before Kams's disastrous performance in the Champions League final in May undermined his future in Liverpool. Karius suffered a concussion in the 3-1 defeat against Real Madrid, but bad pre-season impressions contributed to the keeper's problems and increased the chance that he needed a new start outside the Premier League.
Liverpool sold Danny Ward to Leicester City for £ 12.5 million in the summer and Mignolet, despite its future since January, will be reinstalled as the back-up keeper of Klopp, Karius, as expected, was able to complete the switch to Turkey.