Manchester United superstar David De Gea still has not agreed a new deal with the club and his future remains up in the air.
The former Atletico Madrid shot stopper’s current contract with the Red Devils will expire next year. In such a scenario, United fear that they could lose the 28-year-old star in the winter transfer window and are looking at options to replace him (The Sun).
The British source have mentioned that the Old Trafford club, who have been tracking Jan Oblak for a long time, are now looking to sign him in January should De Gea leave the club.
It is further stated that Dinamo Zagreb No.1 Dominik Livakovic is also high on Man United’s wish-list (The Sun).
De Gea has been our best player in the post-Ferguson era, still, in the past year and a half, he has made so many blunders that I would not mind if he is sold. He cost us a lot of points in the last campaign and even this season, his performances have been average thus far.
If he does end up leaving the club in the winter transfer window then Solskjaer should look to sign Oblak, who is without doubt one of the best goalies in the world.
The 26-year-old, who has got a release clause (ESPN) of 120 million euros (£108million) in his contract, is at the peak of his game. The Slovenian international had the highest number of clean sheets in La Liga in the past four seasons.
The issue is that it is highly likely that Atletico would not want to lose their prized asset in the middle of the campaign. Moreover, at the moment, Simeone’s team is in a far better position as compared to United.
The Rojiblancos have adequately strengthened their squad and are currently on top of the La Liga table. Also, they are competing in the Champions League.
On the other hand, United have made a poor start to their PL campaign and are competing in the Europa League this season.