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Man United could sign Kasper Schmeichel & Chelsea eye £50m Nick Pope


Kasper Schmeichel v West Ham

Manchester United could sign Kasper Schmeichel

Duncan Wright, a senior football reporter at the Sun, has reported on Sunday that Man United could make a summer move to sign Kasper Schmeichel from Leicester City.

However, this transfer rumour should come with a wishy-washy warning. Readers are told:

Manchester United are weighing up a shock move for Kasper Schmeichel to replace David De Gea as No 1 next season.

 

Kasper Schmeichel’s contract at Leicester City

Leicester City seem to be in a great position to hold onto Kasper Schmeichel.

Back in 2018, Schmeichel signed a 5-year deal with the Foxes which only expires in 2023.

Schmeichel joined Leicester from Leeds in 2011.

 

How much would Man United have to offer Leicester to sign Kasper Schmeichel?

This is one of the many questions which the Sun fail to address.

On the size of Kasper Schmeichel’s possible transfer fee, the Sun only offer the following insight:

The 2016 title winner, 33, would be relatively cheap to buy compared to Atletico Madrid’s highly-rated Jan Oblak, 27, who has a release clause of around £109million.

To be clear, the Sun never mention an exact sum Leicester would demand for Schmeichel.

 

Is Schmeichel keen on joining Man United?

This is another question left unanswered by the Sun.

However, one has to assume that Kasper Schmeichel would at least consider any possible offer to join Man United.

Of course, Schmeichel’s dad, Peter, remain a Man United legend. Indeed, Kasper grew up at Old Trafford as a kid.

Does Kasper want to follow in Peter’s footsteps?

Also, fast-forwarding to the present, Man United will compete in next season’s Champions League, while Leicester will only play in the Europa League.

 

What about Dean Henderson?

Some Man United fans may question why Kasper Schmeichel would even be on the club’s radar.

There’s been widespread agreement this season that David De Gea is no longer performing at the top of his abilities.

However, on De Gea, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has publicly backed his Spanish keeper. Indeed, Solskjaer has indicated that De Gea will stay at United for years to come.