United-linked goalkeeper turns down new contract with current club

Manchester United are reportedly keeping tabs on wantaway Dinamo Zagreb goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic.

According to Sportkse Jutarnji, the Croatian has opted against signing a new deal with the club, with his current one set to expire in 2024.

It is believed that a clause of £9 million would be enough to lure Livakovic away from Zagreb and the Red Devils are among three clubs monitoring his situation, the others being Fenerbache and Villarreal.

The report suggests that the trio of teams have already approached the 28-year-old’s entourage for talks ahead of the summer transfer window.

Livakovic’s season so far and United’s concerns

This season, Livakovic has started every league game for his club, keeping 11 clean sheets in the process – not that the statistic anything to by when determining a goalkeeper’s performances, as David de Gea currently leads the Premier League’s Golden Glove race in a campaign when his form has been well below par.

It’s the Spaniard’s form that has sparked concern among the Old Trafford faithful on whether he is the most suitable person between the sticks going forward.

Livakovic became his national team’s hero during the World Cup last year when he played a pivotal role in Croatia’s progression to the semi-finals; he saved three spot-kicks in a penalty shootout against Japan and followed it up by denying Brazilian starlet Rodrygo to eventually send the tournament’s favourites packing after Marquinhos hit the post.

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