Manchester United willing to offer De Gea as a makeweight in a deal to bring Jan Oblak to Old Trafford

Jan Oblak-Atletico Madrid-MAY 22, 2021
Jan Oblak-Atletico Madrid-MAY 22, 2021

Manchester United are set to make an ambitious move for Jan Oblak to replace David de Gea as their number one goalkeeper this summer. 

The Red Devils are facing a goalkeeper crisis and have reportedly identified the Atletico Madrid goalkeeper as the man to solve the problem. 

The Slovenian is regarded as one of the best ‘keepers in the world’ and is seen as an upgrade to the current duo of David De Gea and Dean Henderson, who are competing for the position of the first-choice goalkeeper in Manchester United. ‘

Atletico Madrid value the 28-year-old at £70million and are reluctant to lose the goalkeeper who was instrumental in their La Liga title triumph this past season. According to a report by The Sun, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is willing to sacrifice David de Gea in an attempt to drive down the asking price set by Atletico Madrid. 

De Gea has had a bad time in United this past season and was guilty of missing the decisive penalty that cost Manchester United the Europa League title on Wednesday.

The Spaniard who was signed by Manchester United in 2011 came through the ranks at Atletico Madrid. He is reportedly willing to consider a move back to Spain if the clubs can sort the finances out.

The Devils have alternated between Dean Henderson and De Gea, with both goalkeepers unable to establish themselves as his first-choice at Old Trafford.