By Scott Taylor
Lawrence Vigouroux has reportedly emerged as a transfer target for his loan side Swindon Town, with the Robins keen to sign the goalkeeper on a permanent basis from Liverpool. Vigouroux, 22, joined Martin Ling’s side in August 2015 on a season-long loan deal after impressing for Swindon against the Reds in a pre-season friendly. After making 25 appearances for his loan side, reports have emerged that Swindon will enter talks with Liverpool over a permanent transfer for the Chilean.
Swindon chairman Lee Power is reportedly keen to bring in the goalkeeper, but only for the right price. According to sources, the club are reluctant to pay the full asking price for him, and will only sign him if they can make a profit on him in the future. Vigouroux has kept three clean sheets in his 22 league games with Swindon, and has also played in the FA Cup and the Capital One Cup. He temporarily returned to Liverpool in September 2015 for disciplinary reasons, after in emerged that the goalkeeper paid a £50 fine in 1p coins. However, just a week later, he returned to the club and has been a regular ever since.
There is no official price tag being labelled at this stage, but should reports be understood, the club will be looking to make the goalkeeper a long-term option rather than just a loan deal.
He came to Swindon with plenty of potential and experience in Academy football. After starting his career off at Brentford, Vigouroux moved to Tottenham Hotspur where he developed at both U18 and U21 levels. His first loan spell came at Non-League Hyde United, where he played 12 games for the National League before returning to his parent club, where he also made 12 appearances. The Chilean shot-stopper then followed his U21 coach Alex Inglethorpe to Liverpool, where he joined after a successful trial spell. He has since gone on to make ten appearances for the Reds U21 side, but has yet to make a first team appearance.