Manchester United are eyeing a move for Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Gregor Kobel this summer, according to the Independent.
The Swiss international has been one of BVB’s most consistent players this season, keeping ten clean sheets in 25 Bundesliga appearances.
Kobel has been an excellent signing for Dortmund since arriving from Stuttgart for €15 million in 2021. He displaced Roman Burki, who has moved on.
While many people will only remember Kobel for his costly error against Bayern Munich, he is a massive part of why BVB are mounting a title challenge.
However, Kobel could be on the move again this summer with interest from the Premier League in his services.
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag wants the 25-year-old as he seeks competition for David De Gea.
De Gea has committed several high-profile errors this season despite finishing with the Premier League Golden Glove.
He is not quick off his line, and his distribution is poor. These are aspects that are crucial to Ten Hag’s set-up.
They were fundamental elements for the club when searching for a new goalkeeper.
Kobel is a fantastic shot-stopper, but he reads the game well to help his defence sweep up. He is also excellent on the ball.
He signed a five-year contract when he joined BVB which expires in 2026. The German club has all the leverage in negotiations.
They are trying to extend his contract. He is one of the most promising keepers around, and they want to keep him.
Kobel also has interest from Chelsea, with the club looking for a new number one.
World-record goalkeeper signing Kepa Arrizabalaga has been poor, while Edouard Mendy’s form has dipped.
The Blues will sell one of the keepers this summer and try to bring in a replacement. They also have Andre Onana on their wishlist.
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