- Coach Jose Mourinho has identified Marc-Andre Ter Stegen as possible replacement for David De Gea should the Spaniard leave this summer
- The 27-year-old is wanted by Real Madrid, who are planning to strengthen their squad for the coming season
- They are willing to pay as much as €100 million for the signature of the German international
FA Cup finalists Manchester United are reportedly planning to sign Germany international Marc-Andre Ter Stegen from Barcelona this summer.
The Red Devils are probably preparing for a life after their number one goalkeeper David De Gea, who is heavily wanted by Real Madrid.
Ter Stegen kept 18 clean sheets in 33 Spanish League matches for the Catalans this season, as he was key to his side’s claiming the La Liga title according to Squawka.
Meanwhile, Express.uk quoting Don Balon claims United manager Jose Mourinho is ready to splash a sum of £88 million (€100m) on the 26-year-old.
The Old Trafford outfit understand that Real will give anything to sign De Gea, as the Spanish giants desperately shopping for Keylor Navas’ replacement at the Bernabeu.
Coach Zinedine Zidane’s side are planning to overhaul their squad this summer, with club president Florentino Perez open to axing numerous stars.
According to Don Balon, Barcelona forward Luis Suarez was said to have discovered United’s plan to land Ter Stegen. They added that the Uruguay forward knows the offer would be tempting for Barca to part with their goalkeeper.
United are back in action on Saturday afternoon, with the Red Devils facing Chelsea in the FA Cup final at Wembley (5:15pm kick-off) in a bid their only title this summer.
The 26-year-old German goalkeeper joined the Catalans from Borussia Monchengladbach in 2014, following Victor Valdez’ departure at the club.
He got his career started at the Bundesliga side in 2009 and spent seven seasons before joining the Spanish champions.
Marc-André ter Stegen won the Champions League title with his present club in 2015, and has clinched a total of three LA Liga titles among several other domestic and continental trophies.
Earlier, NAIJ.com reported that Manchester United were eyeing a move for Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre Stegen just in case they lose current number 1 David De Gea to Real Madrid.
For the past three years, David De Gea has been linked with a return to Spain, and Real Madrid have made him their number 1 summer target. Los Blancos want the Spaniard to replace Keylor Navas next season at the Santiago Bernabeu as they eye a world record move for him.
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