A list of reasons why the former Liverpool and Manchester United goalkeeper Mclarell Hoogland left his former club.
The former Germany international was forced to retire from the national team following a controversial knee injury in December last year.
The 31-year-old, who joined the Red Devils from Werder Bremen in 2009, played a pivotal role in helping the Reds win the Champions League in 2011-12, and also made a number of senior appearances.
Hooglands departure is expected to have an impact on the recruitment of players for next season, with several of the club’s key stars including Bastian Schweinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay expected to leave the club.
Hooga is likely to replace former Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, who had an unsuccessful loan spell at the club earlier this season.
Hoogle is expected join the likes of Bastian Ciman, Emmanuel Riviere, Kevin de Bruyne, Jelle Van Damme, Dejan Lovren and Kevin De Bruyne in the final squad for next month’s Europa League match against Vitesse Arnhem.
Injury to Hooglanders knee In the midst of his injury woes, Hoogeland joined a number on a number who have been sidelined with injury, including Dejan Traoré, Graziano Pelle, David Luiz and Grazio Pascu.
Injuries have also forced the departure of fellow stopper Simon Munchausen, who has suffered a knee injury, while fellow centre-back Marco Verratti is also under investigation for a suspected hand injury.
The 23-year old, who spent his first five years at Mignollet’s disposal at the Stadio San Paolo, is set to join Juventus on a season-long loan.
Hoogland was also an integral part of Liverpool’s success at the 2014 World Cup, making 34 appearances, with five goals.
In recent weeks, Hooga has been a target of interest from several European clubs.
Manchester United are reportedly keen on the former Bundesliga and Bundesliga champion, who scored an incredible nine goals in the Champions Leipzig final against Bayern Munich in 2014.
A move to Juventus is also believed to be on the cards, with Juve reportedly keen to add Hooglander to their squad after the 26-year year-old’s current loan deal expires.