Manchester United are willing to use David De Gea as part of their bid to sign
Atlético Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak, according to reports.
The Slovenia international is widely regarded as one of the world’s best goalkeepers and
has played a key role in Atletico’s success since his move to Spain in 2014.
United, meanwhile, have a tricky goalkeeping situation on their hands as Dean
Henderson is pushing hard for De Gea’s place in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
However, Henderson has also failed to convince when he’s deputized for De Gea this
season, NSL Learnt United are now planning a bid for Oblak this summer.
Solskjaer’s ‘closest advisers’ have been urging the United manager to sign Oblak from
Atletico. And it’s claimed that United are prepared to include De Gea as part of their
deal to land Oblak, who is valued at £70 million.
United initially signed De Gea for £18.9m from Atletico in 2011.
And during his time at Old Trafford, the Spain international has helped the club win the
Premier League, the FA Cup, the EFL Cup, and the Europa League.
De Gea has also won United’s Player of the Year award on four occasions – more than
anyone else in the club’s history