West Ham United have been linked with a surprise move for Liverpool outcast Loris Karius.
The German was shipped out to the Turkish giants back in 2018 after his calamitous performance in the Champions League final gifted Real Madrid victory over Jurgen Klopp’s side.
The Hammers have an undisputed number one in Lukasz Fabianski.
West Ham linked with Liverpool outcast
But the West Ham ace turns 35 on Saturday and has suffered with injuries this season.
There are also doubts over Darren Randolph’s ability to be anything other than a number two at Premier League level.
At 26 years old, Karius undoubtedly has his best years ahead of him.
But his form at Besiktas has failed to convince them to sign him permanently.
The reports suggest that would make the Liverpool outcast a ‘low risk’ signing for Moyes and West Ham.
Karius has messaged Klopp about future
Now the player himself has spoken out, revealing he has messaged Klopp about his future (Bild).
“I don’t get involved in speculation,” Karius said, before further fuelling talk about his future in an interview with Bild.
“The fact is I have a contract at Liverpool until 2022. At the moment I’m just concentrating on the season at Besiktas. It’s far too early to say anything about the summer, especially at the moment with no one knowing what exactly will happen because of coronavirus.
“I mainly message the goalkeeping coach John Achterberg – almost every week. He’s my first point of contact. But now and then I also message Jurgen Klopp, I’m in touch with everyone. I’ve never been out of it.”
It is fair to say West Ham fans have not welcomed the links to Karius.
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If West Ham fans are not impressed by the Karius speculation, they will be excited at the prospect of beating Liverpool to one of the stars of the Bundesliga.
According to respected German outlet Der Spiegel, West Ham are keen on Liverpool target Milot Rashica.
And the attacking star’s reluctance to sit on the bench behind Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane if he leaves relegation bound Werder Bremen could give West Ham the surprise edge.