Kasper Schmeichel open to leaving Leicester City amid United interest
The 33-year-old Schmeichel has been with the Foxes for almost a decade now, having joined from Leeds United back in 2011. One of the most experienced and reliable goalkeepers in the Premier League currently, the Dane has emerged as a potential target for United. (h/t Express)
Manchester United have a complicated situation as far as the goalkeeping department is concerned. David de Gea has struggled to perform at his best level for a while now, leading to calls for his axing.
At the same time, Dean Henderson has excelled on loan at Sheffield United. And as a result, he is vying for a starting berth at Old Trafford moving forward.
Henderson is seen as the long-term replacement for De Gea. However, the club is looking for a more experienced option to cover for him at least for the 2020/21 campaign. And this has led to links with Schmeichel. (h/t Daily Star)
And as per The Times, Schmeichel would be open to a switch. The 33-year-old is reported to have a long-held ambition to represent the Red Devils.
Given that his father, Peter, represented Manchester United proudly for a number of years and is a legendary figure at the club, it is very much understandable that he would want to play at Old Trafford.
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However, the report adds that he would leave Leicester only if the transfer fee is satisfying for the Foxes.
As things stand, we have a number of quality goalkeepers on the books already. There is no need to bring in Schmeichel, irrespective of what the future holds for De Gea.