Britannia Stadium goalkeeper on his way to Anfield?
Liverpool have reportedly beaten Arsenal in the race to sign Stoke City’s highly rated keeper Asmir Begovic according to well respected Bosnian source Dnevni Avaz.
There has been much speculation about Begovic’s Britannia Stadium future after Tony Pulis elected to sign England international youngster Jack Butland from Birmingham City in January.
With Pulis having now left the Potters there is perhaps even more likelihood that the former Portsmouth man would be ready to leave Stoke City and he is seemingly seen as a potential replacement for Liverpool custodian Pepe Reina, who has been repeatedly linked with a move away from Anfield.
25 year old Bosnian international Begovic has impressed many with his displays at Stoke City in recent seasons and last term the talented keeper kept 12 clean sheets, the fourth highest total in the Premier League, this despite the fact that his side have been flirting with relegation.
Brendan Rodgers may well be ready to consider offers for Reina, having dropped him for a couple of games mid-way through the season, and as such could see Begovic as a superior option between the sticks.
Begovic moved to Stoke City in February 2010 and has made 103 appearances for the Staffordshire side.