Liverpool and Real Madrid in association with Alfonso Pastor – originally published on Sportslens.com
Liverpool and Real Madrid are both to Sevilla goalkeeper Alfonso Pastor according to the Spanish outlet AS Interested ].
The young Spaniard made his debut for Seville on Wednesday, conceding four goals as Chelsea impressively defeated Los Nervionenses in the Champions League thanks to an inspired performance by Olivier Giroud. However, it would be unfair to hold the goalkeeper responsible for one of the four goals.
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The 20-year-old no longer has a contract in the summer and can speak to potential applicants in January. And according to AS Liverpool and Real Madrid are the two clubs in the running for his signature.
Liverpool are likely to be looking for a new goalkeeper second choice after Adrian's underperformance since joining the club.
When the number one regular Alisson was absent, Adrian stepped in without ever looking convincing. He recently conceded seven goals against Aston Villa and made a costly mistake against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League round of 16.
The presence of the young players Caoimhin Kelleher and Marcelo Pitaluga could make a change for Pastor unlikely.
Similarly, Real Madrid will face Pastor to play second fiddle after Belgian striker Thibaut Courtois.
Los Blancos currently only has two goalkeepers on their books – the aforementioned courtier and Ukrainian man Andriy Lunin. A third choice could be critical to injury coverage.
Pastor is very unlikely to start on both sides as they both own two of the best goalkeepers in the world. However, as Seville's Yassine Bounou and Tomas Vaclik are getting older, he could break into his starting XI if he's patient.