Manchester United

Man Utd boss targets ‘one of the best’ as new first choice keeper

The goalkeeping situation at Manchester United has been a topic of heated debate in recent months.

The Red Devils have retained David de Gea as their number one this season after loaning Dean Henderson to Premier League rivals Nottingham Forest and bringing in Martin Dubravka from Newcastle United.

The Red Devils want to secure the services of Jan Oblak for next season.

The publication reports that Erik ten Hag will attempt to sign the Slovenian from Atletico Madrid after David de Gea failed to convince him to retain his first-choice position at Old Trafford.

The 31-year-old, himself a former Atletico player, is out of contract this summer and his future appears uncertain after more than a decade as the main man between the sticks for the Red Devils.

Oblak, 29, is also out of contract in the summer and is considered by many to be one of the best goalkeepers in the world.

It is also reported that there could be a twist in the story, as United are not the only team that could secure the Slovenian.

Apparently, Gianlui Donnarumma has “not really convinced” Paris Saint-Germain this season and could also be interested in Oblak.

To secure the Atletico goalkeeper’s services, United are said to have offered him an annual salary of €18 million.

Both David de Gea and Dean Henderson are out of contract at the end of the season, while Martin Dubravka will return to Newcastle United after his loan spell.

United still have plenty of time to commit players to permanent deals, but Henderson has previously been vocal about his desire to play regular football, so he is unlikely to sign a new contract without such a guarantee.

If they decided they needed a new number one, Oblak would undoubtedly be an excellent choice, but interest in the Slovenian would almost certainly be high if he did not sign a new contract with Atletico.