Manchester United Step Up Search for Goalkeepers as David de Gea Contract Standoff Continues

​Manchester United have 'ramped up' their scouting of goalkeepers as fears David de Gea will not sign a new contract at Old Trafford increase by the day. 

De Gea has been in talks with the Red Devils for several months over a new deal worth around £350,000 a week, but progress appears to have stalled between club and player, whose contract runs out at the end of this season. 

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Recent reports claimed that although club and player have agreed terms over a contract extension, ​de Gea has delayed putting pen to paper as he waits to see what the situation is in January before making a decision.

There now appears to be a very real possibility that he could walk for free next summer, if Manchester United fail to make the Champions League once again.

The 28-year-old Spain international has arguably been Man Utd's best player over recent years, winning four of the club's Player of the Year awards since 2014. However, according to ​The Sun, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are already making contingency plans should they fail to convince de Gea to stay. 

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The report claims that Atletico Madrid number one Jan Oblak is reportedly on the Man Utd radar. However, any deal for Oblak - one of the world's best keepers - would be an expensive deal for the English side. Also, any lack of European football that would force de Gea to leave would surely also deter the Slovenian.


24-year-old Dinamo Zagreb keeper Dominik Livakovic is the other name mentioned. A recent report (also from ​The Sun) put the Croatian's price tag at around £20m.

The Red Devils do have viable alternatives between the sticks, with number two keeper Sergio Romero and ​Sheffield United loanee Dean Henderson both on the books in Manchester. The Argentine keeper is currently seen only as a backup option for Solskjaer, whilst Henderson is still considered a work in progress, and not ready to play under the Old Trafford lights.


Source : 90min

Source: 90min