Man Utd ready to move to finally sign £165,000-a-week star – Report

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If reports in the media are anything to go by then Manchester United are prepared to finally part ways with David De Gea and they are ready to replace him with a world class shot stopper in the form of Jan Oblak.

According to an exclusive story covered by The Sun, Man Utd will move in to sign the Atletico Madrid star and they plan to offer De Gea in an exchange deal.

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The British source have claimed that the Red Devils are keen on luring the Slovenian international, who is valued at around £70million by the Rojiblancos.

Man Utd signed De Gea from Atletico Madrid back in 2011 and the La Roja star proved to be a massive hit. He has won the Matt Busby Player of the Year award on four occasions. However, in the last few years, especially after the World Cup 2018, his form has been average.

Dean Henderson has already replaced the Spaniard as the No.1 in the Premier League under Solskjaer but The Sun claim that advisers close to Ole are pushing him to hire the services of Oblak to guard the goal.

Last year, the 36-capped international was on the radar of Man Utd (The Mail), however, he stayed put in Spain. Back in March 2021, Sky Sports reported that the Old Trafford club are planning to lure a GK and Oblak is on their wish-list.

Will they be able to finally get his signing done in the next transfer window? Only time will tell.

Oblak is one of the best goalies in the world. He has won the Slovenian Player of the year award on five occasions. On the other hand, he has kept the highest number of clean sheets in the Spanish league in five seasons i.e. 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2020-21.

His current contract with the newly crowned La Liga champions will expire in just over two years and at the moment, he only earns £165,000-a-week (Sport). On the other hand, De Gea gets a mammoth salary of £375,000-a-week (The Sun).

In your view, is it finally time for Man Utd to get rid of the Spanish goal keeper?

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