Manchester United have reportedly switch chase to Everton’s Jordan Pickford and Athletico Madrid’s Johan Oblak, who will replace Spanish goalkeeper De Gea. De Gea according to reports is believed to be on his way to Parc des Paris.
The Spanish international is believe to be frustrating all attempts to extend his stay at the theatre of dream, with his current deal to expire by next summer. Despite the fact the Red Devils have an option to extend his stay by 12 months, the former Athletico Madrid goalkeeper seems to have set his sights on a departure. The Manchester club according to report have switched attention to Pickford and Oblak as the two worthy heir to De Gea’s throne at the Old Trafford.
United boss Jose Mourinho has claimed he wants De Gea, who has been at Old Trafford since 2011, to stay. But the Red Devils are exploring possible replacements for the 28-year-old.
Neither Pickford nor Oblak will come cheap, though the Manchester club could afford bringing in the Three Lions and Everton Goalie. Pickford recent extended his terms of agreement at the Goodison Park till 2024 with his price fee in the region of £30 million, a fee Manchester United could afford.
In the event that Manchester United goes for the more experienced Oblak, they might need to splash the cash. The Slovenian international is regarded as a top class shotstopper with his price valued at £87 million. Manchester United might need to surpass the World record fee of £71 million spent by Chelsea on Kepa.