With David De Gea edging closer to a move to Real Madrid with each passing day, it’s almost guaranteed that Manchester United will begin next season with a new goalkeeper but who will replace the Spaniard?
De Gea was named United’s player of the season in the last two campaigns and has emerged as arguably the best goalkeeper in the world, which leaves Louis Van Gaal in a delicate situation as he seeks to avoid a repeat of the scenario that followed Peter Schmeichel’s departure.
United need to replace De Gea with the right goalkeeper and here’s five candidates for the position.
Manchester United have made Ajax goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen their number one target to replace the departing David De Gea.
According to the Mirror, United’s goalkeeping coach Frank Hoek was instructed to draw up a short0list of possible replacements and the Dutchman has been identified as the man to replace De Gea.
With the transfer window set to open in just over two weeks, United fans are filled with a strange mixture of feelings, from sheer optimism to an hard-to-dislodge sense of urgency.
After an appalling 2013-14 campaign, the Reds endured an up and down season which saw them finish in fourth place and qualify for a Champions league playoff spot.
Manchester United have completed the signing of Memphis Depay from PSV Eindhoven. The Dutchman has signed a four-year deal with the option for a further 12 months.
“To play for the biggest club in the world and work with the best manager is a dream come true,” United’s new signing said upon being introduced to the press by Louis Van Gaal.
Manchester United have reached an agreement to sign Hoffenheim midfielder Roberto Firmino, according to reports
The Brazilian midfielder was surprisingly linked with a move to Old Trafford on Thursday afternoon and things looked to have moved on since, with the 23-year-old, who is part of Brazil’s Copa America squad reportedly set to join Louis Van Gaal’s side for approximately £13m.
Robin Van Persie will not join Lazio this season, the Serie A outfit’s sporting director said on Wednesday, dismissing rumours that wanted the Dutchman close to a move to the Italian capital.
Earlier this month, Van Persie, who has struggled for form last season, claimed that he wanted to play regularly next season, hinting that his future might lie away from Old Trafford.
Memphis Depay has more in common with Cristiano Ronaldo than with Arjen Robben, according to Dutch expert, who claimed Depay’s physical strength and desire to win are similar to the characteristics that have seen the Real Madrid man emerge as one of the world’s best players.
Voetbal International journalist, Thijs Slegers told MUTV that the former PSV Eindhoven man is more similar to the former United number 7 than to his fellow Dutchman.
Jose Mourinho has admitted he can’t prevent Petr Cech from leaving Stamford Bridge to join a Premier League this summer.
The Chelsea goalkeeper is among the possible replacements for David De Gea, who is almost guarantee to join Real Madrid when the transfer window opens, although Arsenal are also keen to sign the Czech Republic international.