De Gea, Courtois, Oblak: in goalkeeping merry-go-round

May 9, 2017
CHELSEA and Real Madrid will be protagonists in this summer’s goalkeeping merry-go-round — if David de Gea stays at Manchester United.

Deals involving five clubs will culminate in Thibaut Courtois making the switch to the Bernabeu in the summer.

Thibaut Courtois will make a move to Real Madrid for around £60million in summer

Thibaut Courtois will make a move to Real Madrid for around £60million in summer

Los Blancos are eyeing up a number of top goalkeepers to replace Keylor Navas — including De Gea and Hugo Lloris — but it’s the Belgian who now looks most likely to start the 2017-18 season between the sticks at Real Madrid.

Courtois’ departure would be for around £60m, which would make him the world’s most-expensive goalkeeper, and Chelsea would use the money to bring in Jan Oblak from Atletico Madrid.

Thibaut Courtois is one of a number of top class goalkeepers on Real Madrid's radar

Thibaut Courtois is one of a number of top class goalkeepers on Real Madrid’s radar

Atletico Madrid will bring in Pepe Reina from Napoli in the summer window

Atletico Madrid will bring in Pepe Reina from Napoli in the summer window

The Slovenian has proved himself one of the best stoppers around, and had been tipped to replace De Gea at Manchester United, should he have been the man chosen to make the Bernabeu move.

Diego Simeone will soften the blow of losing the talent of Oblak by signing for Spain international, Pepe Reina, from Napoli.

Despite no longer being considered among the best around, he is agile and would be well protected by a solid defence at Atletico.

Napoli will replace Pepe Reina with Wojciech Szczesny in the summer

Napoli will replace Pepe Reina with Wojciech Szczesny in the summer

On-loan Roma goalkeeper, Lukasz Skorupski saves a penalty while at Empoli

On-loan Roma goalkeeper, Lukasz Skorupski saves a penalty while at Empoli

Reina is in his second spell at Napoli, having been brought to the San Paolo by Rafa Benitez on loan from Liverpool for the 2013-14 season.

And the Serie A side will move for Wojciech Szczesny, who has impressed during his loan spell at Roma.

Arsenal would agree to the Pole’s sale at the right price, and the Giallorossi will recall his countryman, Lukasz Skorupski from Empoli.

SOURCE: thesun.co.uk


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