Leicester star prepared to do ‘anything’ to seal dream Man Utd move

Date published: Tuesday 4th August 2020 4:52 - Jonny Whitfield

Youri Tielemans, Kasper Schmeichel Leicester

Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel would reportedly jump at the chance to join Manchester United if given the opportunity.

Several reports in recent months have linked United with the search for a new goalkeeper. The speculation comes amid doubts over David de Gea’s form.

The Red Devils’ no.1 has struggled for form since signing a new long-term deal in September. Indeed in March, he joined Jordan Pickford in producing the joint-most errors leading to Premier League goals since the start of last season.

More recently, British newspaper The Sun claimed United are keen on Schmeichel, son of Red Devils legend Peter.

Speaking to Ekstra Bladet (via Sport Witness), former centre-back Mikkel Bischoff has provided further insight into Schmeichel’s mindset over a move to Old Trafford. The pair worked together while Schmeichel was a Manchester City youth player.

“Schmeichel is a huge United fan. He always has been and always will be, it will be the biggest dream come true if he were to succeed [in joining United],” Bischoff said.

“If Kasper gets the opportunity to play just ten games for United, then he jumps. It’s simply so big for him.

“He is such a big fan that he will do anything to get to that club.”



Bischoff added that United’s interest will not wane given Denmark international Schmeichel’s advancing years.

“United will certainly not be deterred by his age of 33 years,” he added.

“The most successful goalkeepers at the club in recent years have been well into their thirties, [Peter Schmeichel and Edwin van der Sar]. He can easily play three or four good years there.”


Dean Henderson Sheffield United

Elsewhere, another report claims United have made a breakthrough in talks to extend Dean Henderson’s contract.

The 22-year-old has spent the last two seasons on loan at Sheffield United and finished joint-third in the hunt for the most Premier League clean sheets this campaign.

He has since returned to Old Trafford, with his current terms there expiring in 2022.

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