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Liverpool and Real Madrid are interested in Sevilla goalkeeper Alfonso Pastor, according to the Spanish media AS.
The young Spaniard made his debut for Sevilla on Wednesday, conceding four goals in Chelsea’s Champions League victory over Los Nervionenses, thanks to an inspired performance by Olivier Giroud. However, it would be unfair to blame the goalkeeper for any of the four goals.
We still haven’t gotten over Olivier Giroud’s show last night! 🙌
Scored FOUR goals when Chelsea beat Sevilla in Spain! 💙 pic.twitter.com/SlNpb3hHSj
– Football at BT Sport (@btsportfootball) December 3, 2020
The 20-year-old has no contract for the summer, leaving him free to speak with potential suitors in January. And according ASLiverpool and Real Madrid are the two clubs in the running for his signature.
Liverpool are likely to be on the hunt for a new second-choice goalkeeper after Adrian’s below-par performances since joining the club.
When the usual number one Alisson has been absent, Adrian has chimed in without looking convincing. He recently conceded seven against Aston Villa, in addition to producing a costly error in the last 16 of last season of the Champions League against Atlético de Madrid.
However, the presence of youngsters Caoimhin Kelleher and Marcelo Pitaluga may make a move for Pastor unlikely.
In the same way, Real Madrid will look for Pastor as second violin against the Belgian stopper Thibaut Courtois.
The Whites currently only have two goalkeepers on their books: the aforementioned Courtious and the Ukrainian Andriy Lunin. A third option could be vital in providing coverage for injuries.
Pastor is highly unlikely to start on either team, given that they both own two of the best goalkeepers in the world. However, with Sevilla’s Yassine Bounou and Tomas Vaclik growing older, he could enter his starting XI if he has patience.