According to The Times, Tomasz Kuszczak is wanted by our rivals Leeds United as they look to bring in a new goalkeeper to replace the outgoing Kasper Schmeichel who is likely to join Leicester City this week.
Kuszczak it would be fair to say is unlikely to be at Old Trafford next season and has been voicing his opinions over the last month or so claiming that if he wasn’t going to play next season that he would want to play elsewhere.
With the impending arrival of David De Gea bound to happen in the next fortnight or so and with Anders Lindegaard seemingly our no.2 goalkeeper for next season, our ‘Pole In Goal’ is more than likely to leave the club.
In four years at Manchester United, Tomasz has played 63 times for us but has always been behind Edwin Van der Sar in the pecking order and at the age of 29, does need to move on to start playing regularly.
One of the reasons behind Tomasz wanting to move on is the fact he’s fallen out of the reckoning for Poland in the last couple of years and needs to play first team football in order to win a place in Poland’s Euro 2012 squad when they will be hosting the tournament with Ukraine.
Without being harsh on Tomasz though, his performances when he has played for us recently have looked abit ragged. Perhaps that’s due to him feeling the pressure to impress but his performance at Blackburn Rovers when we clinched the league title, was far from satisfactory to say the least.
When news broke that Leeds had accepted a bid from Sven-Goran Eriksson’s Leicester a couple of days ago, it did come as a surprise as Kasper – son of United legend Peter – had a fine season last year and was probably one of the best goalie’s in the Championship last season.
Obviously Leeds must have someone lined up to replace Kasper and perhaps Kuszczak is their man. He would do more than ok for them and would bring them top-flight experience which would boost their team as they try and aim for promotion this coming season.
Though come to think of it the majority of #MUFC fans will want to see them suffer down in England’s second division for another year or two, it’s not as if it would make that much of a difference to their fans anyway as they’re come fairly used to disappointment over the last decade.
By Adam Dennnehey – @ADennehey87