Barcelona star tells friends he expects Man Utd to try and sign him

Date published: Monday 16th April 2018 1:12

Marc-Andre Ter Stegen believes Manchester United will try to sign him this summer, according to a report in Spain.

The Barcelona No.1 has flourished for the Spanish club this season, keeping 23 clean sheets in 43 games this season, as they close in on the La Liga title.

And Don Balon say the 25-year-old German thinks United could try and snap him up should they lose David de Gea to Real Madrid this summer.

United boss Jose Mourinho is understood to have told United chief Ed Woodward to get a new De Gea signed up to a new contract this summer.

The Spain international has been repeatedly linked with a move to Real Madrid, and famously almost made the switch to the Bernabeu in 2015 only to be thwarted by a faulty fax machine.

The rumours though have continued amid reports Zinedine Zidane will be handed a bumper transfer budget this summer, with a new goalkeeper his priority.

However, De Gea has last month dropped a hint that he will stay at United because of the ‘affection and respect’ he feels from supporters.

“In the end in England I have a great affection and respect that I do not notice so much here,” De Gea said.“But every time I come to the national team I feel fondness inside and it is the most important thing.”

De Gea, whose contract expires in 2019, is yet to extend his deal at Old Trafford and he remains on the radar of Real, as United ponder whether to offer wages in excess of £300,000 a week to the Spain No.1.

And Don Balon say Ter Stegen thinks United could try and sign him to replace De Gea.

The Germany star has supposedly told his inner circle he expects Mourinho to make a move for him as they uncertainty over De Gea’s future continues.

The report claims a fee of £87million will be enough to land Ter Stegen, which would top the £34.7million that Man City paid for Ederson and make him the world’s most expensive keeper.


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