In their pursuit of a new goalkeeper, Manchester United has turned their attention to Feyenoord’s Justin Bijlow as a viable alternative to Inter’s Andre Onana. The Red Devils have initiated contact with Feyenoord to inquire about the possibility of acquiring Bijlow, according to The Athletic.
With financial fair play constraints impacting United’s budget, the club is hesitant to meet Inter’s staggering asking price of £60 million ($76 million) for Onana. As a result, they have begun exploring more affordable options, and Bijlow has emerged as a strong contender. Feyenoord would demand a reasonable fee of £20 million ($25 million) for the talented shot-stopper, making him a more financially feasible choice for the Manchester side.
At 25 years old, Bijlow has already established himself as a promising goalkeeper. The Netherlands international has earned eight appearances for his national team and boasts an impressive 119 appearances for Feyenoord. His consistent performances and remarkable reflexes have caught the attention of several top clubs across Europe.
The uncertainty surrounding David de Gea‘s future has added urgency to United’s search for a reliable goalkeeper. De Gea, who technically became a free agent after the expiration of his contract, has encountered a challenging season marred by high-profile errors. The club, under the guidance of manager Erik ten Hag, is keen to secure a new goalkeeper during the summer transfer window.
Manchester United keeping doors open for Justin Bijlow
Bijlow’s potential arrival at Old Trafford would provide United with a dynamic and promising addition to their squad. His agility, shot-stopping abilities, and command of the penalty area have impressed scouts and pundits alike. Furthermore, his international experience with the Netherlands adds another layer of quality to his profile.
While the pursuit of Bijlow is still in its early stages, the Red Devils are also exploring the option of signing Eintract Frankfurt’s Kevin Trapp, according to Daily Mirror.
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