Manchester United have all-but confirmed a move for Spanish goalkeeper Victor Valdes over the past 24 hours, and although they’d like to keep hold of David de Gea, The Mirror reckon that United officials have already got a contingency plan lined up if the unthinkable happens.
David de Gea has eighteen months left on his contract, and if he doesn’t pen a new deal before the off-season, the chances are that he’ll almost certainly leave the club when the transfer window opens.
David McDonnell writes that Louis van Gaal is interested in a reunion with Tim Krul, who played a starring role for Holland in a penalty shootout at the World Cup. Krul, 26, has been at Newcastle for the past ten years, and has been their first choice goalkeeper since the 2010-11 season.
He has plenty of Premier League experience under his belt, to go along with seven international caps for his country.
If Krul and Valdes are David de Gea’s replacements, its fair to say I’d be largely underwhelmed. They are both good keepers, but neither of them aren’t anywhere close to David de Gea’s level.
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