Keeper Mihaylov hopes to start Reds career in summer

Young Liverpool goalkeeper Nikolay Mihaylov could be returning to Anfield in the summer, with Liverpool unwilling to sell him to loan club FC Twente at a cut price, according to the player.

The 19-year-old Bulgarian keeper was signed from Levski Sofia in summer 2007 for a nominal fee believed to be in the region of £225,000. However, as often seems to be the case where Liverpool are concerned, he was unable to stay at Melwood due to work permit issues. This seems to happen to Liverpool more than it does to other clubs.

Instead of starting his Anfield career, the teenager went to Holland and FC Twente on loan, where he’s impressed the Eredivisie side enough for them to put in a request to make it a permanent deal.

According to reports, Liverpool have demanded £4m for him, effectively pricing him out of a move to the Dutch side, and Mihaylov sees this as a desire on Liverpool’s part not to let him go. He’s also hoping to be eligible for the club in time for next season. He said: “Liverpool have asked for such a high price, because they wanted to discourage Twente from buying me. I expect to join Liverpool in July, because my visa problems will be settled by then.”