Report – Man United told £31million will get signing done


Manchester United need to act swiftly to strengthen their squad in the summer transfer window. So far, we have not signed anyone.

If reports in the media are anything to go by then the Red Devils are interested in signing French international and Lille goal keeper Mike Maignan.

According to (The Daily Record) renowned journalist, Duncan Castles, Man United have inquired about luring the 23-year-old shot stopper and the Ligue 1 club have quoted a fee of 35 million euros (£31million).

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Maignan had a fantastic season with Lille last term. The French club finished the Ligue 1 campaign as runners up and conceded the fewest number of goals (33) in the competition.

The former PSG youth player featured in all the league games for the French club and kept 15 clean sheets, only one fewer than Walter Benitez of Nice.

Maignan’s top performances have deservedly earned him a place in the Les Bleus squad for the first time ahead of the Euro 2020 qualification games.

At the moment, we have got arguably the best goalie in the world in the form of David De Gea. On the other hand, we have an experienced star in the form of Sergio Romero as our second choice GK.

The former Atletico Madrid star was out of form in the last campaign. He had a torrid time at the World Cup with Spain and then conceded regular goals in the Premier League.

Still, without a shadow of a doubt, De Gea has been our best player in the post-Ferguson era. The Spanish international has won the club’s Player of the Year prize on four occasions (more than anyone else). Moreover, he has made five appearances in the PFA Team of the Year (level with club legend Roy Keane).

Therefore, it is baffling that we have not agreed a new deal with him as yet and after such a treatment, it will not be shocking to see him leave. In case, the 28-year-old does end up departing Old Trafford, then a quality star must be signed to replace him.

In your view, who should United sign to replace De Gea?

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