Manchester United Target Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak To Replace David De Gea

With David De Gea continuously being linked with a move away from Old Trafford and back to his home country of Spain, De Gea, who came through the ranks at Atletico Madrid, is wanted by city rivals Real Madrid.

Los Blancos are said to trying to negotiate the release of current number one Iker Casillas, who understandably will not go quietly. From Manchester United‘s end it seems that are not going to make it easy for De Gea to return to Madrid, rightly so, he is under contract at Old Trafford until next summer and United may take the risk of keeping him for another year, although if they do that they risking losing him for free. Manchester United payed Atletico Madrid £17.8million for De Gea in the summer of 2011. After a patchy first few years at Old Trafford, when De Gea struggled with the physicality of the Premier League, De Gea has grown in stature and won the player’s and supporter’s Player of the Year awards at the club.

Since the end of the season there has been a number of goalkeepers around the world being linked with a move to Old Trafford to replace De Gea. We have seen current Premier League goalkeeps, Petr Cech, Hugo Lloris and Asmir Begovic all said to be on Van Gaal‘s shopping list. Hugo Lloris recently signed a new contract at Tottenham, so surely United would have to pay plenty to prise him away from White Hart Lane. While Petr Cech could probably prised away from Chelsea for a reasonable price, would Mourinho be happy with selling him to a potential rival? The other question regarding Cech has to be would he want to leave London if he does stay in the Premier League?

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