Liverpool and Manchester United set to battle over top-rated 20-year-old goalkeeper – report
Liverpool and Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing Anderlecht goalkeeper Bad Verbruggen.
Verbruggen have attracted interest from multiple clubs following their performances at Anderlecht this season. The 20-year-old has made 24 appearances for Belgium, keeping seven clean sheets.
street HLN, Burnley tried to sign Verbrügen last summer, with manager Vincent Kompagny hoping to work with the youngster. But Anderlecht stood firm and rejected any advances by the keeper.
Burnley also expressed interest in January this year, but were again turned down.
Belgian clubs say they want to keep him for at least another year Manchester United and Liverpool are said to be interested in signing him.
Verbruggen is an excellent shot stopper and a good use of his feet, an increasingly attractive requirement for modern goalkeepers. Of the young man, Anderlecht captain Jan Vertonghen said:
“For me, Verbruggen has the potential to be one of the best goalkeepers in Europe. Well, in Antwerp, we are practically neighbors.It is rare to find such a character at his age.Humble, but very ambitious and ambitious.If I was at a top club in Europe and had the money to spend, I wouldn’t hesitate. It is not.”
Anderlecht will demand around €10 million from Verbgrubben, who signed a €300,000 deal from NAC Breda in 2020.
Amid interest from Manchester United and others, he recently spoke about his future at the Belgian club. liverpoolthe Dutch goalkeeper said:
“Are you going to play here next season? That is a very direct question. you I would like to continue performing in Anderlecht first. I am happy and happy to be surrounded by this club. ”
Manchester United and Liverpool could sign goalkeeper in summer
Manchester United are reportedly searching for a succession plan for David De Gea and have been associated with a number of goalkeepers.
The Spaniard is a legend at the club and has put in some great performances over the years. He is United’s all-time clean sheet, with 183 in 528 appearances.
Liverpool, meanwhile, could reportedly leave Kaoimin Kelleher in the summer in search of regular playing time. This could result in a contract with someone like Verbgrubben. Alison Becker.