One of the strongest positions in the current Manchester United squad is goalkeeper. The club have incredible depth between the posts with David de Gea and Dean Henderson competing for the first-team gloves.
De Gea has been the first-choice keeper at Old Trafford for a decade now. But recently, it looks like he has been overtaken by Henderson in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s pecking order.
Rumours suggest that the Spaniard could end up leaving the club in the summer if he is not the number one between the posts at that point of time and the Red Devils are believed to be open to offers.
As reported by 90 Min, Manchester United are still interested in Jan Oblak and the player could be open to a move to England as well. Also, there might be some doubts at the club over Henderson’s capability of retaining the number one spot.
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Could Manchester United make a blockbuster swap deal?
If De Gea does end up leaving Old Trafford in the future, Atletico Madrid appear to be an option that he is open to. After all, it is at the La Liga side that he began his career before joining the Red Devils back in 2011.
On the other hand, Oblak is believed be open to a move to England as well. Thus, it might be down to Atletico Madrid when it comes to any potential move. But could a swap deal be a possibility?
Naturally, pulling off a swap deal of this magnitude will be incredibly difficult. And it is more than likely that it won’t be a straight swap either, since Oblak is over two years younger than De Gea and is considered the better keeper, perhaps the best goalkeeper in the world, at this point of time. Thus, the Red Devils might have to offer a player-plus-cash deal.
While the move does seem unlikely, if it actually ends up happening, what would it mean for the future of Henderson at Old Trafford?