Manchester United are targeting Leicester City stopper Kasper Schmeichel as a replacement for David De Gea, according to Sky Sports.
De Gea is expected to finally return to Spain this summer, with a move to Real Madrid on the cards. Schmeichel, who won the league with Leicester City last season, signed a new 5-year contract last summer. A move to Manchester United would surely appeal to the player, but United would have to submit a significant offer to persuade Leicester to part ways with the man who helped them to that historic Premier League title.
In my opinion, United should be targeting keepers of a higher calibre if De Gea was to leave. In this article I take a look at three options, that would be, in my opinion, better investments.
1 – Jan Oblak
Perhaps the dream replacement. Atletico are a great club, but they don’t have the financial muscle of clubs like Manchester United and Real Madrid and you feel that if United came in with a substantial bid for Oblak in terms of transfer fee and wage, then his head would be turned and he would be willing to make the move. Oblak would not come cheap, but United would surely receive a substantial fee for De Gea if he were to move, so it cancels it out a bit. Oblak is just 24 years old, two years younger than De Gea and he’s already made 75 appearances for Atletico, as well as picking up 13 international caps for Slovenia. Oblak is certainly a level above keepers like Schmeichel and he’s arguably just as good as De Gea, some is Spain even consider him better.