Man Utd split between Barcelona’s Valdes and Stoke’s Begovic
A plethora of reports from England suggest Manchester United are on the verge of sacking their young Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea. While, these reports are mostly based on rumors the fact of the matter is that Manchester United are actually looking for alternate goalkeeping options.
This strange development is a result of unimpressive form by goalkeepers Anders Lindegaard and David de Gea. Earlier in the season, Sir Alex Ferguson gave both youngsters chances to prove themselves worthy of a first-team spot at Manchester United, but both shot-stoppers were unable to excite the Scotsman.
In recent days, Manchester United have been linked to a long list of goalkeeping prospects. Barcelona’s out of favor Victor Valdes has caused a huge stir at Old Trafford. The Spaniard and his Real Madrid compatriot Iker Casillas are rumored to be on the move.
Manchester United are also trying to lure Pepe Reina from their archrivals Liverpool. It’s very hard to fathom such a transfer deal, yet Sir Alex Ferguson is renowned for accomplishing impossible tasks.
Just last night insiders at Manchester United confirmed that Premier League leaders were now interested in the Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic. The transfer saga is progressing at a surprisingly fast rate since Stoke City manager Tony Pulis has put a £15 million price tag Asmir Begovic.
A Report from the Daily Mail suggests Asmir Begovic has been in the transfer market for a while now. The 25-year-old’s superb form has helped Stoke City acquire thrice the amount of clean-sheets Manchester United has in the Premier League.
Sir Alex Ferguson will be appreciative of the Asmir Begovic’s impressive form, however, the price tag on the Bosnian seems quite high. The Old Trafford boss is keen on handing the responsibility of keeping to more experienced hands, which means losing Asmir Begovic won’t be the end of the world.
The most realistic transfer option appears to be Victor Valdes. The Barcelona shot-stopper is set for a summer exit as he has refused to ink an extension contract with the La Liga leaders. The 31-year-old is probably the top goalkeeping prospect in the transfer market.