According to various transfer stations, Manchester United are interested in signing Stoke City goalkeeper, Asmir Begovic.
The DailyMail suggests that the 25-year-old is on the shortlist of the Red Devils’s transfer list and United might even lodge a bid for the shot-stopper in a few weeks from now.
As per the DailyMail:
“Manchester United are to bid £8million for Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.
The move will pose questions over the futures of £17.8million signing David de Gea and Anders Lindegaard, with the Denmark No 1 the most likely casualty.
Despite Sir Alex Ferguson giving both players a chance to cement a place in the first team, neither have convinced.”
In all true fairness, this rumour is one of the craziest transfer rumours of the upcoming winter window.
Although Anders Lindegaard has looked a bit shaky this term, is quite clear that Spaniard David De Gea truly has the potential and talents to be the future No 1 of the United team. His reflexes and positioning have vastly improved over time and he is finally starting to gel with the Premier League style of play.
Against Manchester City, the youngster was a solid figure between the posts and frankly it will be stupid of Ferguson to let of one of the most promising personalities in English football right now.
The amount of £17.8million is not a small amount either and thus, the Red Devils should be wise and in-fact patient enough to give De Gea the time to prove his hefty transfer amount. With the 22-year-old as the starting No 1 and Lindegaard as a possible back-up, transfer talk of another ‘keeper is pure claptrap that should be rather ignored by the media vultures.
Moreover, Begovic himself has stated of his desire to remain at the Britannia Stadium.
“It's always nice when the biggest teams in the world are looking at you. It's a compliment, but it doesn't mean anything,” said the former Portsmouth youngster.
He further added, “We keep our feet on the ground here and the manager wouldn't let that change. I have three-and-a-half years on my contract and I am concentrating on playing and staying in the team and trying to help the team be successful.
“I am happy here so there are no issues with that.”