Manchester United are interested in signing teenage Anderlecht goalkeeper Bart Verbruggen, according to the Manchester Evening News.
The 20-year-old Anderlecht academy graduate has kept eight clean sheets in his 17 Pro League games this season.
Verbruggen has been on an upward trajectory since Vincent Kompany handed him his debut two seasons ago.
He has not conceded a goal from outside the box in the league this season while registering a 75% save percentage.
The youngster was exceptional in Anderlecht’s Europa Conference League run. He kept two clean sheets in six games and saved 81% of the shots he faced.
Verbruggen recently received a call-up to the Netherlands national team. He was on the bench for their 2024 European Championship qualifying win over Gibraltar.
Man United have shown interest in the keeper to provide competition for David De Gea next season.
The club will hand De Gea a new contract, but they want to sign someone to take over from him.
De Gea has committed four errors leading to goals this season, the joint-highest of any Premier League goalkeeper.
However, Verbruggen is not the only keeper piquing United’s interest. They have been linked with Andre Onana and Dominik Livakovic.
It is unclear who they will sign, but they are probing the market for a new number one.
With doubts over the futures of United’s current goalkeepers, they need to have a contingency plan in place.