Manchester United are no longer trying to sign Eintracht Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp.
It emerged this week that United were targeting last season’s Europa League-winning keeper, a figure well respected in the Bundesliga, with Erik ten Hag keen on signing someone to compete with David de Gea.
According to James Ducker of The Telegraph, United have cooled their interest in Trapp after baulking at Eintracht Frankfurt’s €25 million asking price.
Ducker reports: “Senior sources at United have indicated that Frankfurt’s valuation of the 32-year-old – who has two years left on his contract – presents too big of an obstacle as things stand.”
Yann Sommer instead of Kevin Trapp?
Another journalist – Florian Plettenburg – claims United have made an official offer for another keeper, while Eintracht Frankfurt expect Trapp to stay this summer.
News #Trapp: We‘ve been told that #MUFC made an official offer to another goalkeeper in the last hours. Frankfurt bosses expect him to stay. They don’t search a new No. 1. Their plan: Long-term contract, more salary, position in the club after his career. @Sky_Marc @SkySportDE 🇩🇪
— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) August 24, 2022
It will be interesting to see who that other goalkeeper is…
There is bound to be a profile for the sort of keeper Ten Hag wants United to sign. He will demand a shot stopper who is good with his feet and someone able to claim crosses as well as come off his line when required.
Could it be Yann Sommer of Borussia Monchengladbach?