There’s always a few transfer rumours that Manchester United fans are a little bemused by every year. This time around, it’s a potential Red Devils move for Leicester City goalkeeper, Kasper Schmeichel.
Alas, we wouldn’t be doing our job properly if we didn’t cover the story, so here goes…
It comes from The Sun on Sunday, who state that United are weighing up a ‘shock’ move for 33-year-old Kasper Schmeichel this summer; to replace David de Gea in between the sticks.
The Dane is viewed as a ready-made option, with De Gea suffering a huge slump in form while Dean Henderson is still at ‘rookie-level’.
Schmeichel, son of legendary United goalie, Peter, has three years left to run on his current deal with Leicester City. However, he’s viewed as a cheaper option to the likes of Jan Oblak.
I understand that United are looking at alternatives to De Gea. However, why not Henderson? Well, the report claims Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘has doubts’ in regards to whether the Englishman is ready for the job…
Romero as a stop-gap?
For me, I’d avoid Schmeichel. He’s still relatively young for a goalkeeper at 33, though I’d much prefer to see Sergio Romero in between the sticks.
The Argentine has never once let us down and he deserves his chance to win the starting role on a more permanent basis.
In an ideal world, Henderson would come in and make that starting spot his own. However, it does feel as though Solskjaer isn’t ready to put his trust in the 23-year-old just yet – which is a mistake in our opinion.
We should know more details when Henderson’s future is cleared up over the next fortnight or so. I’d just feel like a move for Schmeichel would be a little underwhelming and, quite frankly, a waste of funds.
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