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The main reason that’s stopping Yann Sommer to sign with Manchester United

By Harry Smith

The main reason that’s stopping Yann Sommer to sign with Manchester United

The Borussia Monchengladbach goalkeeper wants to play regularly

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After completing the signing of Casemiro, Manchester United is already moving on to different positions on the field that need reinforcement. One of them is the goalkeeper position. Erik ten Hag and his staff aren’t convinced that David De Gea can fit in his system because he struggles to play with the ball on his feet as he proved against Brentford.

Last week it was reported that some of the goalkeepers on Manchester United’s radar were Yann Sommer, Alex McCarthy, and Asmir Begovic. From all of them, it is being reported that Sommer is currently the preferred option for the club. Some of the United scouts even watched him closely during his last match this Friday where he kept a clean sheet.

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Unfortunately, the Red Devils have to convince the Swiss keeper that he would be playing enough matches in order for him to make the move to Old Trafford. The 33-year-old player doesn’t want to spend 12 months sitting on the bench and expects to be a real competitor for De Gea’s place in the starting eleven every week.

While they discuss internally whether or not to make a move for Sommer, the 20-time England champions have reportedly added Tim Krul and Daniel Bachmann to their shortlist. However, they would arrive as a second-choice goalkeeper, since the club doesn’t believe either of them could be a real threat to the 31-year-old Spanish goalkeeper.

The other option

Erik ten Hag is seriously considering signing one of the two names just mentioned for just one year until Dean Henderson comes back from his loan at Nottingham Fores. The 25-year-old is having an amazing start to the season and has impressed the Dutch manager, who believes he could start over De Gea as he is younger and has good footwork.


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