Manchester United’s first choice shot stopper David De Gea is no longer consistent and it will not come as any surprsie to see him leave in the summer.
If that happens then reports suggest that the Red Devils are looking to sign a new goal keeper and once again, the name of Jan Oblak is in the lime light.
According to Sky Sports News, Man United are preparing to enter the market in the summer to hire the services of a new goal keeper and the likes of Oblak, Donnarumma and Maignan are on their radar.
The renowned outlet claim that the Old Trafford outfit are readying themselves to add another goalie. Without doubt, adding Oblak would be massive but Sky claim that the release clause of £103million in his contract could prove to be an obstacle, especially with the pandemic still around.
The Slovenian international is one of the best, if not the best goal keepers in the world and he has been a key member of the Atletico Madrid side under the management of Diego Simeone.
From 2015-16 to 2018-19 La Liga campaigns, the 28-year-old kept the highest number of clean sheets.
As far as this season is concerned, he is once again leading the clean sheet chart with 12 to his name. Moreover, he has conceded the fewest number of goals so far in the league (18 in 26 games).
On the other hand, De Gea has already conceded 29 goals in 24 Premier League appearances this term under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Spanish international is the club’s highest earning star, who gets £375,000-a-week (The Sun) Oblak’s current deal with the Rojiblancos will expire in 2023 and he earns around 10 million euros a year i.e. around £165,000-a-week (Sport).
Sky Sports claim that the idea of selling De Gea back to Atletico Madrid could reduce the price to lure Oblak. In your view, should Man Utd consider such a swap deal to strengthen their goalkeeping department?