Manchester United charmed by Dutch goalkeeper
Manchester United are likely to be in the market for a new goalkeeper this summer, and Anderlecht’s Bart Verbruggen is a target.
It is due to be a very busy summer of transfers for Manchester United, if the Glazers sell the club and we have new owners before the market for signing new players reopens.
Erik ten Hag will be planning to take the team to the next level after his first season in charge.
Not only will there be reinforcements in attack, but departures elsewhere could see additions made in midfield and the goalkeeper position, too.
David de Gea’s contract is set to expire at the end of the season and it remains to be seen if he will keep his place as first choice goalkeeper next season. Another future up in the air is Dean Henderson and it’s unlikely he will be our No 1 anytime soon.
According to Het Laatste Nieuws in Belgium, Anderlecht goalkeeper Verbruggen is attracting interest not only from United, but also Liverpool.
The two clubs are said to be “charmed” by the 20-year-old, who this month has been called up to the Netherlands squad for the first time, so it’s no wonder that Erik ten Hag is aware of his potential between the sticks.
Verbruggen is described as a “huge weapon for teams that like to build from the back,” so that may explain how he has suddenly appeared on our radar.
A price tag of at least €10 million has been touted, with team-mate and former Premier League defender Jan Vertonghen insisting that he is a player to watch.
“For me, Verbruggen has the potential to become one of the best goalkeepers in Europe,” Vertonghen said, as per La Libre.
“I have rarely seen such a personality at that age. Modest, but very driven and ambitious.
“If I’m a top European club and I have the money to spend, I wouldn’t hesitate.”
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