Liverpool have to challenge Man United in £50m goalkeeper race

June 18, 2017

According to the latest transfer news, Premier League duo Manchester United and Liverpool have been told they have to break world-record transfer fee for a goalkeeper if they want to sign Leicester City star Kasper Schmeichel in the summer transfer window.

The experienced Denmark international has impressed over the last couple of years with Leicester, and is believed to be valued at a staggering £50m by his manager Craig Shakespeare.

The Red Devils may be at risk of losing their goalkeeper David de Gea to La Liga and UCL winners Real Madrid this summer, with the Santiago Bernabeu sources reportedly confident that he’ll move as part of an exchange deal for Alvaro Morata.

The 30-year-old Foxes shot-stopper is the son of legendary Man United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel, and has been linked several times with the club in the last year or so.

If he were to move for £50m, Schmeichel would eclipse the current world record fee of £34mi for a goalkeeper that was paid by Manchester City to bring Benfica ace Ederson at Etihad Stadium earlier this summer.

The reports claim that Liverpool are also interested in signing the former Manchester City man, and the The Sun claim that both clubs should have the funds necessary to meet Leicester’s demands.

The manager of Merseyside giants Jurgen Klopp is understandably keeping an eye out for a new ‘keeper this summer due to the poor form of both Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet last season.