Manchester United could well have a goalkeeper to replace over the summer, particularly if David de Gea’s struggles continue while no new contract is signed.
Sergio Romero is a more than capable replacement for De Gea should he depart, although it seems as though United are plotting for the future of that position.
According to the Daily Mail, the Red Devils are set to battle Arsenal for the signature of the talented 16-year-old shot-stopper, Coniah Boyce-Clarke, who currently plies his trade for Championship outfit Reading.
Apparently, United were impressed with Boyce-Clarke during a meeting with Reading at youth level, and the goalkeeper isn’t short of offers – one that has come from Reading, with the player yet to make a decision on his future. Right now, he’s concentrating on his GCSE’s (no, really!).
Standing at 6’3, Boyce-Clarke is a real presence, but at that age it’s supremely tough to judge just how well he’s going to adapt to professional football. There’s always a gamble involved when discussing players of this age but, at the end of the day, the Red Devils are masters at developing and harnessing young talent.
It wouldn’t cost too much to prise him away from Reading so it’s certainly a gamble well worth taking. Boyce-Clarke would be way down the pecking order mind, particularly if Dean Henderson is in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s long-term plans.