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Manchester United eye move for David de Gea replacement

The Red Devils are looking to strengthen for life after David De Gea. The Spanish keeper almost secured a move to the Spanish capital. It appears a move away is still highly on the cards.  United are not looking to be caught lightweight. They have identified Inter Milan’s Handanović as the ideal replacement. Manchester United are looking to offload veteran keeper Victor Valdes as he failed to make an impact since he joined  from Barcelona. Sergio Romero joined the club this season and has been deemed as not good enough to be first choice should De Gea leave.

Manchester United are not alone in their pursuit as Chelsea are interested in the Slovenian keeper themselves. Incoming boss Antonio Conte service is looking to ship off current no.1 Thibaut Courtois for Handanovic’s services instead. It won’t be any easy battle especially because Milan are looking to hold onto their star keeper.

The 31-year old Slovenian keeper is understood to be frustrated with life in the Serie A. He is reportedly seeking a move away in the  summer window. The keeper is said to be discontent with the San Siro sides standings.  They fail to match Juventus in the league which results in a trophy-less season on a regular basis. Inter Milan are also not Champions league regulars. Therefore his frustration is understandable.

Although he agreed a new deal to stay with Inter, it seems interest in him has given him  second thoughts.  He is willing to push a move through to a team he believes is ambitions and can add some silverware to his career whilst he is still in good form.
During the course of the 2010–11 Serie A season, Samir Handanović. saved a total tally of six penalty kicks, equalling an all-time league record set in the 1948–49 season. What could be better than that? Handanović offers great experience at 31 years if age. However,  he won’t be a long term solution.  He is still an outstanding keeper with great feet, and his huge frame will make him a real presence in the air, and give him the ability to deal with the physicality of the Premier League. The question remains which Premier league side?

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