West Ham must make Liverpool’s Simon Mignolet an offer he can’t refuse to drag him away from Anfield in the summer.
The 30-year-old Reds goalkeeper was recently asked whether he felt that he needed to leave his current club after losing his place in the first-team, and the Belgian international claimed he didn’t need to depart Anfield.
“No, always the only thing you try to do is prove every time in training you are ready for when the chance comes along,” said Mignolet, as quoted by Sky Sports.
“It is never easy of course because I have never in my career spent time on the bench, but it is how it is and the only thing you can do is try to change it but it is never easy.
“That’s the only thing I can do so I try to stay professional in training, try to work as hard as I can, show that I’m ready for whenever the chance happens.”
The Belgian international’s comments appeared to be him vowing to stay and fight for his place at Anfield, but the Hammers must convince him that his future is with them in the summer.
David Moyes’ side will be in desperate need of a new goalkeeper ahead of next season, with Joe Hart returning to Manchester City as he loan will finish and Adrian failing to impress as of late.
Mignolet is the perfect option for the Hammers to sign, as the 30-year-old is more than capable of being the club’s new number one.
The Reds goalkeeper may have lost his place in the first-team this season, after not convincing Jurgen Klopp that he was better than Loris Karius in the 22 appearances he made earlier in the campaign.
However previous successful campaigns with the Reds and Sunderland in England’s top-flight have proven that Mignolet is Premier League quality.
The 30-year-old has made 245 Premier League appearances, keeping 81 clean sheets in the process.
Therefore with Moyes in need of signing a goalkeeper this summer, the Hammers should make Mignolet an offer that will make him jump at the chance to join the club, as Liverpool will no doubt sanction his exit.