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Man Utd to submit official bid for Spain international goalkeeper

Manchester United are expected to make an official offer for Genoa goalkeeper Josep Martinez today, according to Belgian journalist Sacha Tavolieri.

Inter Milan are already in talks with the representatives of the one-cap Spain international, but the Red Devils are serious about signing him and ready to take concrete action.

Man United snapped up Andre Onana from Inter last summer as a replacement for David de Gea.

While the Cameroon international made the most saves (149) during the Premier League campaign, he was not always convincing.

The Old Trafford club also signed Turkey international Altay Bayindir from Fenerbahce, but he was unable to displace Onana.

Bayindir has been linked with an exit, and Martinez could come in as his replacement to provide much-needed competition for Onana.

The former RB Leipzig goalie is also comfortable with playing out from the back having spent time at the Barcelona academy as a youth player, and it appears this has attracted Man United to him.

Martinez featured in 36 Serie A games last season, helping Genoa finish 11th, and leaving for a place where he is not guaranteed the starting spot may not appeal to him.

He is looking to earn a recall to the Spanish national team after his last cap came in 2021, and a move to Man United may not excite him as he will have to fight for a place in the team.

Displacing Onana will not be easy despite some of the poor displays he produced last season, and luring Martinez away from Genoa could be extremely difficult.

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