Manchester United are preparing a bold summer offer for their main goalkeeper goal and are ready to use their current No. 1 David de Gea in part for an exchange.
Jan Oblak of Atletico Madrid, widely regarded as the best goalkeeper in the world, is the reported goal for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side. The plan would be to offer compensation more than De Gea, who has made a name for himself in Atletico after joining the youth academy, partly in return.
Oblak is only two years younger than De Gea, 30, but the Slovenian has been a key part of Atleti’s success since joining La Liga in 2014.
Man United, meanwhile, have faced a difficult situation with their goalkeepers this season, as academy graduate Dean Henderson and Spanish international De Gea have been at the top at several points in the campaign.
De Gea is rumored to be on his way out this summer, with many arguing ahead of the match that the Europa League final against Villarreal (where he unfortunately admitted 11 penalties on penalties before seeing his penalty saved) could be his last game for Kingdom.
But with doubts that Henderson, 24, is ready to be Man United’s first choice goalkeeper, Oblak is now expected to offer a summer offer, according to Sun Sport.
Oblak’s estimated value is £ 70 million, but De Gea’s offer of compensation would obviously reduce the total commission.
The obstacles could be Dea Gea’s salary, £ 375,000 a week, and whether Atletico would be ready to come close to the salary of a talented goalkeeper who has battled for consistency in recent years. Most importantly, some might add, when they already have the best keeper in the world in their books.
If Oblak is looking for a new challenge, perhaps this suggests moving more in favor of United.
But if De Gea’s latest act as a United player was that disastrous shootout, in which he failed to parry Villarreal’s entire team penalties, it would be a sad note for four-time Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year winner to go out. on.