Latics close in on Bogdan

Adam Bogdan can't stop James McArthur scoring in Latics' 2-1 win at Bolton in 2012
Adam Bogdan can't stop James McArthur scoring in Latics' 2-1 win at Bolton in 2012

Wigan Athletic are believed to be closing in on the signing of Liverpool goalkeeper Adam Bogdan.

The Hungary international only moved to Anfield last summer from Bolton, but is being allowed to leave after slipping down the pecking order.

Latics are in the market for a new goalkeeper, to provide competition at first-team level for Jussi Jaaskelainen and Lee Nicholls, with summer signing Dan Lavercombe set for a role with the Development Squad.

A season-long loan is believed to be on the table for the 28-year-old, and it’s understood the player is undertaking a medical at Wigan ahead of putting pen to paper.

Bogdan wasn’t in the Liverpool squad for Sunday’s 2-0 friendly victory at the DW, although Latics boss Gary Caldwell did take the opportunity to speak with Jurgen Klopp about the possibility of taking some of his players - including Bogdan - on loan.

With No.1 Simon Mignolet due back after his extended break following the European Championships, Bogdan wasn’t going to be part of Liverpool’s tour of the USA, which kicks-off later this week.

And he could even be part of the Latics squad for Wednesday night’s pre-season friendly at Macclesfield if a deal is done in time.