Manchester United eyeing move for Asmir Begovic
It is an open secret that Manchester United need to sign a backup goalkeeper.
According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Manchester United are eyeing move for Everton goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.
The Bosnia and Herzegovina international joined Everton from AFC Bournemouth on a free transfer in 2021. His contract expires in the summer of 2023.
Since his arrival from Bournemouth, Begovic has conceded 13 goals and provided 2 clean sheets in 7 games for Everton in all competitions.
The 35-year-old is considered to be one of the best goalkeepers in Bosnia and Herzegovina. As a member of Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team, Begovic won 63 caps.
His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Manchester United.
Erik ten Hag wants to sign a backup goalkeeper and Begovic is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.
The Red Devils are desperate to make an impact in the summer transfer window.
According to the report, “Manchester United are interested in signing Asmir Begovic, with The Telegraph reporting that the club view the Everton goalkeeper as the perfect backup for David De Gea. The goalkeeper situation at Old Trafford is under the spotlight right now after a difficult start to the season. Erik ten Hag’s men let Dean Henderson leave on loan in the summer. And unfortunately, De Gea – like many teammates – has had a tough time. He was at fault for two of Brentford’s goals at the weekend. It does not appear that Manchester United are looking to sign a new number one however. Instead, they are hoping to sign a backup in the near future. And according to The Telegraph, United want Begovic. In fact, they view the 35-year-old as the perfect backup for the Spaniard at Old Trafford. The problem however, is that Everton have little interest in letting Begovic leave. And United know that Frank Lampard would need to find a replacement before sanctioning his departure.”
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If Manchester United can agree on a fee with Everton, the deal should be easy to complete.
Good signing for Manchester United?
The Red Devils need to bolster their squad depth and acquiring Begovic will certainly be a forward step.
Asmir Begovic will be an ideal choice for Erik ten Hag as he ticks all the right boxes in terms of what he demands from his goalkeepers.
How strong that interest is and whether Manchester United will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.