Manchester United have questioned about Yann Sommer as they continue to hunt for a replacement for Dean Henderson.
Manchester United are still interested in signing a new goalkeeper before the transfer season closes, according to Sky Sports’ Lyall Thomas, and have queried about Swiss international Yann Sommer. The Borussia Monchengladbach player has a year left on his contract, but the German club wants to extend it.
Manchester United is still looking for players who can improve their existing squad. After a bad start to the domestic season, Erik ten Hag publicly stated the club’s urgent need to add quality players in order to turn their fortunes around.
The team has endured high-profile setbacks in their pursuit of top targets, but they remain optimistic about bringing in players who will help them. One area of concern is the goalkeeper position, where a genuine challenge for David De Gea is desperately needed.
On paper, Manchester United are solely interested in signing a new No. 2 for the upcoming season. Ten Hag, on the other hand, wants a quality acquisition to push De Gea and give him a fight for his money. Dean Henderson’s exit to Nottingham Forest has reduced the Dutchman’s options, with Tom Heaton the only plausible backup.
Illan Meslier, the French goalkeeper who has been in outstanding form since joining the Premier League, has emerged as a target. Leeds United, on the other hand, have no intention of selling the Frenchman, let alone to Manchester United.
As a result, the club has already began exploring for alternative options, with Yann Sommer of Borussia Monchengladbach appearing on their radar. The Red Devils have already inquired about the availability of the Swiss international, with the final decision anticipated to be made by the player.
Sommer’s contract expires in a year, and the 33-year-old is considering a new challenge in another league, most likely England. While Manchester United may appear to be an appealing option, it will not be simple for the Swiss international to unseat De Gea just yet.
Furthermore, Monchengladbach reportedly extended him a new three-year contract, allowing him to stay in Germany. Leaving the Bundesliga, where he is firmly established as his club’s first choice, would be a difficult possibility given that the World Cup is just around the corner, and Sommer will want to play frequently to keep fresh.
Manchester United’s next move would be to formalize their interest with a formal offer. If Sommer accepts the challenge, the two teams may have little difficulty agreeing on a cost. However, the player’s decision must be firm, since many things, including a World Cup spot, may be at stake.