Manchester United are reportedly keen to beat the rush to sign Sevilla goalkeeper Yassine Bounou as they look to bolster their options between the posts. The club are expected to make sweeping changes to their squad this summer following the arrival of a new manager and it seems additional competition for David de Gea is on the agenda.
United have been known to change their goalkeeper in recent seasons, most notably last season under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
De Gea lost his place in the squad to Dean Henderson, who was later replaced by the Spaniard after a leap in form.
The 31-year-old has not looked back since regaining his place and Henderson could now be looking to move on.
Tottenham, Newcastle, Watford and Borussia Dortmund have all shown interest in Henderson in recent transfer windows and he is expected to assess his options.
Meanwhile, The Sunday Mirror claim Bounou is being eyed by United bosses.
The Canadian-born Moroccan has enjoyed an unlikely rise to the league spotlight after leaving Atletico Madrid in 2016 without playing a single first-team game.
He has since impressed with Zaragoza (loan) and Girona to earn a chance to blossom at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
Today, Bounou is Morocco’s No. 1 at international level while also being considered one of the best goalkeepers in La Liga.
The report claims United have now asked Sevilla about their situation, with their current situation set to last until 2024.
Sevilla are now reportedly scrambling to tie down their goalkeeper to a new contract amid United interest.
Any new deal could include a release clause of up to £63million.
At the moment, Bounou’s current deal includes a release clause worth around £25million.
That reads favorably for United, especially with Henderson sold this summer.
Bounou made history when he scored for his club in last season’s 1-1 draw with Real Valladolid.
The goal and unique moment helped put his name in the spotlight as he battled Thibaut Courtois for the Goalkeeper of the Season award in Spain.
United are believed to be keen to wait for their new manager to sign off on all transfers, but the board have a clear idea of some of the players they would like to add to their squad.