Man United eyeing Watford keeper Daniel Bachmann

Man United have targeted Watford’s Daniel Bachmann as a replacement for the outbound Dean Henderson.

Not too long ago, we learned that Watford’s Daniel Bachmann was under consideration by Manchester United, who are looking set to move away from Dean Henderson in some capacity this summer.

Now, Goal’s James Robson has provided us more information on that front. In the headline of his piece, Robson writes that United ‘target’ the 27-year-old to replace the Englishman Henderson, who looks set to head to Nottingham Forest.

Again, it’s being claimed that United are ‘considering’ a move for Bachmann, while Goal stresses that the club are also ‘identifying other targets’ this summer.

Robson then tweeted that United will be short of cover for De Gea, with Bachmann believing he could establish himself as the cup goalkeeper over Tom Heaton.


In terms of transfer fee, around £4million should get the deal done due to Watford’s recent relegation, with the Austrian having plenty of Premier League experience under his belt.

I know this wouldn’t be a glamour signing, but it’s a necessary one. No club should enter into a season with just two competent goalkeepers in case one gets injured. Bachmann would certainly do a decent job dipping in and out of the team in cup competitions, particularly the Europa League.

I’ll be honest, I’m still pretty disappointed that Henderson is going to leave. I truly believe he’s ready to take up that number one spot here at Old Trafford, purely because he fits into Erik ten Hag’s style of play far better than De Gea.

At the end of the day, though, we have to trust the wishes of the manager and Bachmann would be a necessity rather than an exciting one.

Do you think Daniel Bachmann will do a good job? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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