English Premier League (EPL) club Manchester United are lining up a move for La Liga giant Barcelona’s goalkeeper Claudio Bravo. The news might fuel up the speculation of Pep Guardiola joining United next season.
Manchester United may consider moving in for the Chilean goalkeeper if Real Madrid manages to get their hands on United’s current Spanish international David De Gea, according to news outlet Don Balon.
Real Madrid are long-term admirers of De Gea and the Spanish giants believe that they will be able to appeal and win against the transfer embargo placed upon them thus being able to prize away the Old Trafford custodian.
The 32-year-old Bravo has been amazing for Barcelona this season. The Chilean has kept 10 clean sheets in 16 La Liga appearances for the Catalans, according to Squawka.
If David De Gea leaves Old Trafford, the former Real Sociedad goalkeeper is seen as the perfect replacement for the Spaniard by the United hierarchy.
United manager Louis Van Gaal is currently under a lot of pressure and is on the brink of getting sacked. Van Gaal’s men lost 1-0 to Southampton at home last weekend and the side’s hapless display has ravaged the Old Trafford supporters.
Van Gaal offered to quit as the manager of United after the defeat last Saturday, as reported by The Guardian. However, the executive vice-chairman Ed Woorward persuaded the Dutchman to discuss the matter with his family before proceeding.
Van Gaal returned to Netherlands on Sunday to attend his daughter’s birthday and will be back to Old Trafford to discuss the way forward with Woodward. It is still speculated that the Dutchman will insist on leaving.
Meanwhile, it has been reported that Van Gaal wanted to quit the United job on two occasions over Christmas. The former Barcelona manager was convinced into staying by Woodward, according to The Times.
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