Manchester United have identified their David de Gea replacement.
That is according to the Daily Star who claim United have placed Aston Villa’s Tom Heaton at the top of their goalkeeper wish list, preparing for a potential De Gea exit from Old Trafford this summer with the Spaniard unhappy at his lack of game time.
Dean Henderson ‘s challenge for the number one spot in the starting XI at the Reds has caused De Gea to slide down the pecking order in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans and it’s believed Paris Saint-Germain are now interested in signing him on a short-term deal.
While initial reports suggested United were weighing up a move for Sam Johnstone to replace De Gea, fresh details claim the West Brom stopper would prefer a move to West Ham, which could lead Solskjaer to enquire about the availability of Heaton.
Now 35 years old, Heaton has not made a Premier League appearance for Villa in more than 16 months, but it is worth noting that he is a former United player, having developed in the club’s famous youth ranks.
Regarding departures, West Ham, Southampton and Norwich are all interested in signing Brandon Williams on loan this summer, and the latter are said to be ‘big admirers’ of the full-back, according to the Sun.
The article also claims Southampton were hoping to sign Williams in January but Solskjaer eventually blocked the move, but Williams is open to a loan move away from Manchester with the hope of receiving regular minutes.