Manchester United and Chelsea are in the transfer market for a new goalkeeper. The duo has been linked with top goalkeepers across Europe. The Blues have been linked with Cameroon international Andre Onana, Marc Andre Ter Steven and Jan Oblak. While United have been linked with Nick Pope and Hadanovic. The possibility of on loan shot stopper Dean Henderson to return has also been mentioned.
Chelsea’s first choice goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has endured a poor season by all standards. He has overseen the poorest defence in Chelsea history in the Premier League. The Blues conceded a record high 54 goals in the league, the most among the top ten clubs.
Meanwhile, his international teammate at Old Trafford did not fare better. De Gea was responsible for high profile errors leading directly to goals against his team. There has been calls from the media and fans alike for the one-time Mr dependable to be replaced as the club’s number one. There have been concerns over the Red Devils No 1 jersey as De Gea has endured turbulent last two seasons.
One name that has been common on the list of keeper shopping for the two Premier League giants is Leicester City goalie Kasper Schmeichel. The two clubs are both keen on signing Leicester’s Premier League winning goalkeeper Schmeichel. The Foxes have decided to do everything they can to keep the Denmark international at the King Power Stadium.
Leicester City are also aware that the interest in their No. 1 is strong and they do not want to leave themselves short, so are bringing in a replacement just in case the imminent happens. The Foxes have identified Sergio Rico who is with Sevilla as Schmeichel’s replacement. They feel they can tempt the La Liga side with £8million for the 26-year old shot-stopper.
For Schmeichel, it will be a two-horse race between Chelsea and Man United. It will be interesting to see how the race to sign the Denmark international pans out as the new season approaches.