Man Utd still interested in Valdes and Begovic
Sir Alex Ferguson has finally made up his mind on who will become the No. 1 choice between the stick at Manchester United, David De Gea. This means the Scotsman will sell Andres Lindegaard in the upcoming summer transfer window.
Reports suggest the Manchester United manager has already set his eyes on a replacement which will come in the form of Stoke City’s in-form goalkeeper Asmir Begovic. The Bosnian shot-stopper has been in phenomenal form this season.
Andre Lindegaard has performed well at Manchester United, but the Danish goalkeeper’s distribution, collection and cross handling has been unimpressive. On the other hand, David De Gea’s has been exceptionally well at shot-stopping and has shown potential for rapid improvement.
David De Gea was the man of the match in the first leg of the Round 16 match against Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu last. The match resulted in a 1-1 draw with David De Gea becoming Manchester United’s savior on a couple of occasions. The young Spaniard came up with a plethora of impressive saves to win over the heart of Sir Alex Ferguson.
Manchester United scouts have been closely monitoring the 25-year-old Stoke City goalkeeper. The potential exit of Victor Valdes from Barcelona could cause an excess of goalkeepers in the football market.
Just about a week ago, Manchester United were the frontrunners for the rights to the out of favor Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes. Therefore, the Premier League leaders could arrive in the football market with a bid for Victor Valdes and make him their new No. 1 choice for a goalkeeper.
After talks with Barcelona over a new contract broke down, Victor Valdes decided it was time to move away from the Catalan giants. It is still not clear whether Victor Valdes has officially handed in his transfer request, but the 31-year-old Spain international is expected to do so.
However, if Sir Alex Ferguson does decide upon bringing Victor Valdes to Old Trafford, the gaffer will have problems in his rotation policy once again.
Arsenal are also in pursuit of Asmir Begovic. Soon after Stoke City signed in Jack Butland Birmingham City reports about Asmir Begovic’s departure flooded the English transfer market.
“I believe that Stoke didn’t buy Butland to be a reserve so I think I’m going to be sold in the summer,” Asmir Begovic told Oslobodjenje earlier this month.
“I read in the papers that I said no to City and yes to United. But the truth is, I haven’t decided on anything. I didn’t say yes or no to anybody. I haven’t signed anything - no contract, no pre-contract. But I think I’m going to be sold in the summer.
“To whom? I can’t move to a smaller club and I also know that some top clubs are interested in me. They are also the only ones who can afford the fee.”