18 Jul 2018 11:33:47
Hi Eds, IF we sign Alisson, im sure this would mean mignolet and ward leaving. Would we look to sign a third reserve keeper or would we promote from the youth.

{Ed001's Note - impossible to say right now.}

1.) 18 Jul 2018
18 Jul 2018 11:46:36
If it were me and any option was available, I think I keep ward as 2 and send Karius out in loan in the hope that he learns his trade a bit more and gets his confidence back so that either
1) can sell him for a decent fee (that plus migs could offset some of the enormous cost of Alisson)
2)if Madrid do come calling for Alisson in 2 years time (and we know that’s his preferred destination), Karius is in a position to come back and take the number 1 slot.

That said, I do think Ward deserves a crack at a career as a number 1 somewhere.

2.) 18 Jul 2018
18 Jul 2018 11:52:19
Think Karius stays as 2nd choice for now. Migs will leave as expected and Alisson as undisputed 1st choice will just dishearten Ward who is still waiting to kick off his career.

3.) 18 Jul 2018
18 Jul 2018 11:58:03
Ward go on loan, Karius stays and play some cups games and Bogdan as number 3.

4.) 18 Jul 2018
18 Jul 2018 12:03:25
I've read somewhere (apologies, not sure where) that Ward is now happy to bide his time as No 2. If I were Karius, I would NOT want to stay in the UK as No 2.

So, my prediction - Ward stays as no 2, Migs departs on a permanent deal to Europe (Roma? Napoli? Fenerbache? ) and Karius goes on loan somewhere (possibly Germany) to rebuild his confidence and reputation.

Not ITK, just my gut feel.

5.) 18 Jul 2018
18 Jul 2018 12:03:39
Thanks for the reply Ed001.

{Ed001's Note - welcome.}

6.) 18 Jul 2018
18 Jul 2018 12:07:33
Thing is that if Courtois moves to Madrid, you can assume it will be for a fairly long period of time. I also believe madrid would move for De Gea before Alisson. I honestly wouldn’t be worrying about him jumping ship in a few years time if he signs, goalkeepers don’t move clubs very often.

7.) 18 Jul 2018
18 Jul 2018 12:19:53
anyone want to guess how much we will get for Migs? I think we paid 8m for him. i reckon 12m is about his market value.

8.) 18 Jul 2018
18 Jul 2018 12:21:29
Sell karius for a decent fee?

The very top end gks are in the 5o million.

Even if he was playing amazingly but we wanted a change or he wanted out, your looking st about 30 million.

We all know he's not playing to well, liverpool want to replace him. who on earth is spending good money on him?

9.) 18 Jul 2018
18 Jul 2018 12:26:58
Indian, Why would Karius stay? Why would he want to stay after the treatment he and his family have received since May? In the event of Alisson signing I would imagine he would be on the phone with his agent going get me out of here immediately.

10.) 18 Jul 2018
18 Jul 2018 12:30:16
I said that if he could go out on loan and rebuild his reputation then we might be able to get a decent fee. I don’t think that that’s an outlandish thing to say to be honest.