Sunderland and Liverpool agree a fee for Mignolet

Simon Mignolet.
Simon Mignolet.
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SIMON Mignolet’s proposed transfer to Liverpool has taken a significant step forward after the Reds agreed a fee in excess of £11million with Sunderland for the goalkeeper.

It is understood the two clubs have finally reached agreement after several weeks of discussion and that the 25-year-old Belgium international will head for Merseyside next week to undergo a medical and discuss personal terms.

Mignolet joined the Black Cats from Sint-Truiden three summers ago for just £2million and while he has two years remaining on his contract, his departure has become inevitable since Liverpool launched a concerted bid to lure him to Anfield.

The initial fee is thought to be just under £10m, rising to over £11m depending on Mignolet’s success.