Manchester United are being linked with a surprise move for Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak next summer.
When I say surprise, I should really use the word ‘shock’ because I can’t see Erik ten Hag replacing David de Gea with a number one who isn’t much better when it comes to distribution.
According to Jeunes Footeux, United have identified Oblak as a replacement for De Gea – with the report claiming that the club would be willing to double the 29-year-old’s salary to €18m (£15.6m) per season, as cited by the Manchester Evening News.
Meanwhile, De Gea is currently the highest paid keeper in world football. That is why we’ll struggle to shift him, and the Spaniard could end up becoming an expensive back-up option.
I question whether we will see Ten Hag’s true preferred style of play until he settles on a keeper and that won’t be this season. Not with De Gea, who I adore as a terrific servant to our football club, but a lot more is being asked of goalkeepers nowadays.
United should be looking to update next summer and I don’t think Oblak is a potential solution.
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