Bayern Munich rival Liverpool, Newcastle United in James Trafford chase

Liverpool and Newcastle United will face competition from Bayern Munich for the services of Burnley sensation James Trafford.

According to a report from Football Insider, Liverpool and Newcastle United are both looking to strengthen the goalkeeping position in the upcoming transfer window and have their eyes set on James Trafford. He is expected to be on the move following Burnley’s relegation and both English clubs are keen. However, they will face stiff competition from Bayern Munich for his signature.

Trafford was a part of the Manchester City youth ranks before he joined the Clarets last summer. They forked out £19 million to sign the City youth product to be their number one in the English top flight. The 21-year-old featured in 28 league games before being dropped for the final 10 following his disappointing performances.

He had only managed two clean sheets and ended up conceding 62 times. Despite his poor debut season at Burnley, top clubs are interested in signing the young English sensation on the back of his huge potential.

Liverpool and Newcastle keen on Trafford’s services

With the Clarets getting relegated to the Championship, Trafford is expected to be on the move and according to the report, Burnley will be ready to sanction his departure for around £20 million.

Liverpool and Newcastle United are two clubs keen on having the youngster in their squad. Both clubs view him as an ideal candidate to be their second-choice option in goal, with Alisson Becker and Nick Pope being the first choice of the Reds and the Magpies respectively.

Caoimhin Kelleher is expected to be on the move in the summer and Trafford could come in as a replacement. Meanwhile, Newcastle want more cover for Pope and with Loris Karius leaving later this month with his contract expiring, they see the former City youth product as the ideal candidate to come in.

Bayern to challenge Newcastle and Liverpool

However, both clubs are set to face tough competition from Bayern Munich. The German giants have registered an interest in the 21-year-old following the appointment of Vincent Kompany as their new manager.

The former City skipper was in charge of Burnley before making the move to Germany, he was the one who brought Trafford to the Clarets and now wants him at his disposal at Bayern. The 38-year-old seems to have a fair idea of his capabilities and feels he could play a decent role at the German club.

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