According to Bild, Manchester United are interested in goalkeeper Yann Sommer from Borussia Monchengladbach as a potential replacement for David de Gea when the latter’s contract expires in the summer of 2019.
It was rᴜmoᴜгed that Sommer would be coming to Old Trafford during the most recent transfer window, but this never came to pass. However, in the end, the club decided not to seek the 33-year-old player’s services as a player and hence did not make the move to acquire him.
However, this has not put an end to the rumours and speculation that have been going around. After his current deal with Borussia Monchengladbach comes to an end in June, it is predicted that Sommer will sign with a team in the Premier League. This information comes from Bild.
It is also claimed that the Red Devils are interested in the outstanding player from Switzerland and are prepared to make him their new number one. This indicates that the Red Devils are intrigued to the guy. After its current term is over, there is a slim chance that De Gea’s contract will be renewed for an additional term.
Sommer would fit Erik ten Hag’s playing style at Man UtdDe Gea has more than made up for lost time after getting off to a difficult start to the season due to a couple gaffes in goal. Since then, De Gea has turned in a number of spectacular performances, which has allowed him to make up for lost time.
Although the Spaniard has shown amazing reflexes between the posts for the club, it is not yet apparent whether his contract, which pays him an average of £375,000 per week, will be extended beyond the month of June. His current salary is £375,000 per week.
There is speculation that the 32-year-old player might be willing to take a 50 percent salary cut in exchange for a contract extension, which would give the club the ability to exercise a one-year extension option on his current deal. If this speculation proves to be true, the club would have the ability to extend the player’s contract for an additional year.
Despite this, we won’t be surprised in the least if De Gea is shown the exit from the team in the near future. Because of Sommer’s exceptional skills with the ball, the Spaniard would benefit from having him on their team. The squad would benefit tremendously from making a move like this.
During the course of this league season, he has finished each game with an average of 45 accurate passes completed and has launched 7 long balls. On the other hand, De Gea completes only 18 passes per league game while trying 5 long balls and has a pass success rate of only 18 percent.
In addition to this, the Swiss goalkeeper has made an average of 4.7 saves per game, which is one more than De Gea (2.7). It is possible that the most important element is his income, which is currently barely £36,000 per week. This could be the case.
United have also been linked with Porto goalkeeper Diogo Costa, who has a release clause of £64 million, but Sommer would be a nice signing for United on a free transfer because he is a free agent. Sommer would be a good signing for United because he would cost United nothing to acquire him.
Additionally, it would save the club a significant amount of money, enabling them to allocate more resources toward filling other crucial positions. It is probable that the recruitment of a great striker and a central midfielder would be among the top priorities during the summer after next.