For a long time footballing romantics have spoken about Kasper Schmeichel following in his father’s footsteps to join Manchester United and now Danish outlet Ekstra Bladet have stirred the pot in an interview with the Leicester Mercury’s Rob Tanner.
The 30-year-old stopper famously helped Leicester to the Premier League title last term and was often compared to his dad, Peter, along the way due to his commanding style of play and sheer presence in his 18-yard box.
His stock may have dropped a little this season given the Foxes’ woes, but speaking to Ekstra Bladet, Tanner claimed that it’s “not inconceivable” that Schmeichel could join the Manchester heavyweights, especially if David de Gea moves on:
“Top clubs in Europe are interested in him given how he now plays. And he is not getting any younger, so he must soon leave if he’s going to.
“I would not be surprised if Manchester United were interested. If David De Gea moves to Real Madrid, they lack a class goalkeeper.
“It is not inconceivable to move to United, when you consider that his father also previously was there.
“There will probably be many United fans who would like to see him following in his father’s footsteps.”
Ekstra Bladet go on to claim that Tanner put a £30m price-tag on the player when talking about a potential transfer, which would surely see the club make a profit if they were to sell De Gea and bring him in as a replacement.
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