Transfer talk over the last few days has been dominated by the goalkeeper situation at Manchester United, with several sources (including Sky Sports) suggesting David De Gea could complete his long-awaited move to Real Madrid during the summer window.
Several potential replacements have been mooted, not least including Leicester City’s Kasper Schmeichel and Manchester City’s Joe Hart, but the latest reports from The Independent claim the Red Devils have switched their focus to Atletico Madrid No.1 Jan Oblak.
The Slovenian international, whose contract includes an £85million release clause, has been in fine form for the Mattress Makers this season, notching up 14 clean sheets in 27 La Liga outings.
Whilst some Red Devils supporters would welcome a summer swoop for the 24-year-old, however, others are simply growing frustrated with all the speculation about De Gea’s future and the number of replacements being reported by different sources. Here’s a look at how United fans have reacted on Twitter…
@ManUtdUpdates_ If De Gea leaves that will be at least 9 points less next season for Man Utd.. He’s the best keeper in the Premier League
— Bunnyman1 (@Bunnyman110) May 4, 2017
@ManUtdUpdates_ Let’s promote Johnstone he is a capable replacement
— @Ba’josh (@mashjew) May 4, 2017
So is it Joe Hart, Oblak, or Ederson? You are all making yourself look so silly. #mufc
— Josh Mikkelsen (@ZombieJester) May 4, 2017
If De Gea were to leave, I don’t mind Oblak joining. He’s still young, 24 same as Pogba
— Χ α ί ρ ε τ ε (@FaDeliQ) May 5, 2017
De Gea go Madrid, Oblak to United (?)
— Kevin Ferdinand (@kvnfer) May 5, 2017
Said this weeks ago get big money for de gea get oblak cheap https://t.co/WLg36Cn4up
— chris lampett (@Lampett88) May 5, 2017
@DeadlineDayLive Haha it was kasper Schmeichel and joe hart earlier, who next?
— Dutts80 (@leedutton80) May 5, 2017