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Manchester United: Red Devils eyeing Yann Sommer move

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Manchester United are eyeing up Switzerland and Borussia Monchengladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer as a replacement for David De Gea, according to a new claim.

The Lowdown: Sommer shining at the World Cup

The 33-year-old is currently on international duty at the World Cup, playing his part in Switzerland progressing to the knockout rounds for the third finals in a row.

Sommer has started two of his country’s games in Qatar, keeping a clean sheet in the 1-0 win over Cameroon and only conceding late in the defeat by the same scoreline against Brazil.

The Swiss stopper has been at Monchengladbach since 2014 but it looks as though a move to the Premier League could be on the cards.

The Latest: Man United keen on Sommer

According to German outlet Bild, United are eyeing up a move for Sommer next summer, as he potentially comes in as De Gea’s replacement between the sticks.

He was linked with a move to Old Trafford earlier this year, and a transfer didn’t materialise then, the Red Devils’ interest doesn’t seem to have gone anyway.

The Verdict: Is he the right man?

Hailed as a “role model” by his former boss Marco Rose, Sommer has enjoyed an excellent career, winning an impressive 79 caps for Switzerland and notably saving a penalty from Kylian Mbappe in his nation’s spot-kick triumph over France at Euro 2020.

However, there may be question marks over whether or not he would be a long-term solution at United.

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He turns 34 later this month, meaning that he is a year older than De Gea, and Erik ten Hag could arguably do with bringing in a younger goalkeeper who can be the Red Devils’ first choice for many years.

Sommer could certainly do a good job in the short-term, proving to be much better on the ball than De Gea – he has a 92.9% pass completion rate at the World Cup, in contrast to the Spaniard’s 65.5% in the Premier League – but his very best days could arguably now be behind him.

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