Manchester United could be on the lookout for a new goalkeeper at the end of the season.
The Red Devils’ number one is Spanish shot-stopper David De Gea, but with the European struggling to play to a style of soccer that manager Erik Ten Hag demands which include starting attacks from the back, De Gea is in line to leave Old Trafford after 12 years of service.
Having joined from Atletico Madrid all the way back in 2011, De Gea, 32, is one of the Red Devils’ longest-serving players.
However, despite fans largely appreciating his contributions to the club over the last decade, following unsuccessful contract renewal talks, as well as a series of disappointing individual displays, the end of the current season feels the right time for the Spaniard to move on.
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And according to a recent report from GiveMeSport, Ten Hag has already drawn up a three-man shortlist to replace United’s veteran keeper.
The outlet claim the Red Devils’ scouts have added Brentford’s David Raya and Porto’s Diogo Costa to their wishlist but it is Valencia’s number one Giorgi Mamardashvili who is the preferred target.
Valued at around $50m, Mamardashvili would not come cheap, and with United prioritizing a new world-class striker, it remains to be seen whether or not the Glazer family will invest enough for Ten Hag to sign a new shot-stopper too.