Liverpool are ready to sanction Adam Bogdan's transfer to Wigan Athletic after the goalkeeper failed to impress Jurgen Klopp in debut season at Anfield. The Hungarian stopper joined the Reds on a free transfer from Bolton Wanderers last season but made just two Premier League appearances under the German.
Bogdan was brought in as Simon Mignolet's deputy, but failed to challenge the Belgium international for a starting role. The 28-year-old was given an opportunity at the end of last year against Watford, but a disastrous performance which saw Liverpool lose the game 3-0 put an end to his involvement with the first-team as Klopp recalled Danny Ward from his loan spell and made him second choice goalkeeper at the club.
The former Borussia Dortmund manager has since signed Loris Karius from Mainz to challenge Mignolet, and despite Ward leaving the club on a season-long loan to Huddersfield Town earlier in the month, the Hungary international will be allowed to leave the club.
According to the Sun, Wigan, who earned promotion to the Championship this summer and are keen to sign the goalkeeper. Klopp is open to letting him leave the club after making it clear that any first-team player not guaranteed regular playing time will be allowed to leave the club this summer.
"That will happen [transfers] a few things will happen I am pretty sure. I don't know exactly what but on both sides, it makes no sense to stay in the squad and be in the squad when you don't have a real opportunity to play. When there's no chance to play, it makes absolutely no sense," Klopp said following Liverpool's pre-season win over Wigan, as quoted on the Reds' official site.
According to ESPN, Bogdan's departure from the club will see Klopp hand free agent former Arsenal goalkeeper Alex Manninger a short-term deal with the Austrian already training with the Anfield outfit.