Sergio Romero is reportedly set for a medical with Manchester United, while Ajax manager concedes that it would be hard to retain Jasper Cillessen if the Red Devils come for him.
Manchester United have been involved in a dramatic transfer battle with Real Madrid over David De Gea and Sergio Ramos this summer. The Spanish giants are determined to make De Gea their new No.1, while United are unwilling to let go of him without getting Sergio Ramos in return. While that soap opera continues in the background, United are preparing for life without De Gea.
The Red Devils have been linked with both Jasper Cillessen and Sergio Romero this summer. Moreover with Victor Valdes seemingly on his way out of Old Trafford, United might very well need two custodians this summer. Trusting the likes of Ander Lindegaard and Sam Johnstone, who started in Uniteda s opening pre-season fixture, remain the other options available for Louis van Gaal.
Ajax concede they wona t be able to stop Manchester United from signing Cillessen
Jasper Cillessen was signed by Ajax in 2011 and he became a first team regular in the 2013-14 campaign. After impressing with his club, the 26-year-old also broke into the Dutch national team and is highly rated back in his homeland.
Dailymail are now reporting that Manchester United have stepped up their interest in signing Cillessen and Ajax are willing to listen offers.
a Manchester United are hot on the trail of Ajax goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen as David De Gea’s potential replacement.
a And in a significant boost, Sportsmail understands the Dutch giants will not stand in Cillessen’s way of a switch to Old Trafford this summer.a a Journalist Sami Mokbel writes in his report for Dailymail.
Ajax manager Frank de Boer has resigned to the fact that they will be unable to stop Cillessen from joining Manchester United, if the English club comes in with an offer.
a For us it would be a disaster if that’s going to happen because it’s already very difficult to find a good goalkeeper, especially if you have the best goalkeeper in Holland,
a We want to keep him and he wants to stay, but if Manchester United come with a bag of money it can be difficult.
a We have to wait but the transfer period still has a long way to go.a a The Ajax manager was quoted as saying by the Dailymail.
Or will it be Romero at Old Trafford?
Meanwhile, Telegraph are reporting that Argentine international Sergio Romero is set for a medical with Manchester United.
a Argentina goakepper Sergio Romero is set for a medical at Manchester United as the transfer merry-go-round continues.
a Victor Valdes is no longer wanted at Old Trafford, and Louis van Gaal could replace him with Romero, who is a free agent after being released by Sampdoria last summer.a a Reads a report on Telegraph.
Romero has been linked with Real Madrid and AS Roma as well, in this transfer window, but now United are believed to be favourites to land the 28-year-old, especially with Kiko Casilla joining the Spanish club.