Liverpool set sights on highly-rated Italian goalkeeper

first_imgLiverpool are chasing highly-rated Italian goalkeeper Mattia Perin as a replacement for Simon Mignolet, according to reports.Reds boss Brendan Rodgers has identified Perin, who has been hailed as Gianluigi Buffon’s long-term successor between the sticks for the national team, as one of his top transfer targets.And now, Genoa president Enrico Preziosi has revealed Liverpool are one of a number of clubs pursuing the 22-year-old, who has made 15 Serie A appearances this season and earned his first Italy cap against Albania last month.“Many clubs are looking at him, yes,” Preziosi told Sky Italia. “But he wants to stay. We’ll see in the future.”Liverpool have been tracking a new shot-stopper to provide competition for the heavily criticised Mignolet and reserve goalkeeper Brad Jones, and could table a bid to bring Rossoblu academy graduate Perin to Anfield in the January transfer window. 1 Mattia Perin last_img read more