Manchester United Football Club have started looking at potential suitors to fill their #1 goalkeeping job this summer – as they fear David de Gea could leave when the transfer window opens. That’s according to The Independent’s Chief Football Writer, Miguel Delaney.
This saga has certainly been an interesting one, to say the least. Cast your mind back almost six years ago now, when Sir Alex Ferguson brought in a 20-year-old goalkeeper from Atletico Madrid. In his debut season, there were mistakes galore coming from the Spaniard, but his ability was there for all to see.
Now one of the finest goalkeepers on the planet, David de Gea has turned into a real fan favourite at the Theatre of Dreams, and he deserves all the plaudits coming his way.
We all know what happened just under two years ago now, when Real Madrid tried to sign De Gea, but failed largely due to a dodgy fax machine and some incompetence on their part.
Inevitably, these rumours were always going to surface, and to me, it does feel like one day we will lose our hero to Madrid. The report from the Independent then names two goalkeepers that they believe Manchester United have been looking at, and they are at opposite ends of the spectrum.
First up, we have Gianluigi Donnarumma of AC Milan, an up and coming goalkeeper with bags of talent and ability. It’d be a similar project to that of De Gea, and that’d certainly interest Jose Mourinho.
Secondly, the other name they mention is Samir Handanovic who also plies his trade in the Serie A, but for Inter Milan. The Slovenian is 32 and is already the finished article. He’d still be able to offer a good few years of service though, and the fact that he’s at the top of his game would give the manager one less problem to think about.