Sir Alex Ferguson is apparently interested in Bayern Leverkusen’s highly rated goalkeeper, Rene Adler, as a replacement for Edwin Van Der Sar. The big Dutchman has announced his decision to retire at the end of the season, and Fergie will be keen to avoid the debacle he faced when Peter Schmeichel departed the club for Sporting Lisbon in 1999.
January was a quiet month for Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United. Whilst the rest of their rivals went on a spending spree that would make King Midas’ blush, Old Trafford remained strangely quiet. But Ferguson knows he’ll need to recruit in Summer, and a goalkeeper is surely top of the shopping list.
Adler is a German international, with 10 caps for the national side, and it’s expected that United will have to offer at least £14 million for him (that’s 16 million Euros, to anyone reading in Leipzig!) Other names included on the prospective shortlist include Adler’s fellow countryman Manuel Neur and Holland keeper Maarten Stekelenburg.
After spending alot of time, and money, trying to find a natural successor to Schmeichel, the Red Devils will be hoping they can fill the tall, spindly gap left by Van Der Sar as soon as possible!
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