Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet is reportedly on the verge of leaving Anfield to secure a switch to Italian giants Napoli in the next two days.
The 30-year-old had already dropped to second choice at Liverpool last season with Jurgen Klopp opting to install Loris Karius as his No.1 between the posts.
In turn, the German shot-stopper was a regular in Europe while starting the last 16 consecutive Premier League games to establish himself as first choice for the Reds.
However, from his costly blunders in the Champions League final last season to his errors in pre-season, it may have given Mignolet fresh hope of being given an opportunity. That didn’t last long though as Liverpool splashed out £67m on Alisson, as per Sky Sports, to effectively push him further down the pecking order.
With that in mind, an exit is the most logical outcome if Mignolet wishes to play regularly, and according to The Mirror, he is set to move to Napoli who have been searching for a new goalkeeper with summer signing Alex Meret picking up a serious injury in pre-season.
That should give Mignolet an opportunity to stake his claim under Carlo Ancelotti to stay in the side even when Meret returns, and so should a move materialise, it will likely be a sensible solution for all concerned.
Nevertheless, should Napoli wish to complete a deal, they will have to speed up their pursuit as the transfer window closes in Italy on Friday. As per the report though, it sounds as though Mignolet is set to join in the next 48 hours with a debut this weekend against Lazio on Saturday even being touted.