Manchester United are reportedly considering a move for Sevilla’s goalkeeping star Yassine Bounou, as a potential alternative for David de Gea.
According to Daily Mirror, Manchester United have set their sights on Yassine Bounou. The Premier League giants are seeking the possibility of signing the Sevilla shot-stopper as the club look to make a significant overhaul in the goalkeeping department in the upcoming summer transfer window.
Commonly referred to as Bono, the Moroccan goalkeeper has enjoyed tremendous success since his move to Sevilla in 2019. He has racked up almost 100 competitive appearances for Los Nervionenses, establishing himself as one of the best goalkeepers in La Liga in the process.
Over the past couple of seasons, Bono has even emerged as one of the best performing goalkeepers in Europe, along with fellow La Liga stars such as Jan Oblak and Thibaut Courtois. His exemplary performances in between the sticks have helped Sevilla re-establish themselves as one of the top clubs in Spain, with the team on course to finish second in La Liga this term.
Bono’s rapid rise to prominences has not gone unnoticed, with the 30-year-old emerging on the radar of Manchester United. It appears the Red Devils are targeting the Moroccan international as a direct replacement for Dean Henderson in the summer.
The Englishman is unhappy with his lack of game-time at Old Trafford and is expected to leave Old Trafford after the end of the season. He was linked with an exit even in January, but Manchester United reportedly blocked a late move to Watford amid fears over the lack of alternative for David de Gea.
But with Henderson more than likely to leave the club, Manchester United want Bono to serve as a deputy for de Gea next season. The 30-year-old Moroccan goalkeeper’s addition could significantly solidify the club’s goalkeeping department, giving them two world-class shot-stoppers that are more than capable of performing at the highest level.
However, Manchester United are set to face stiff resistance from Sevilla in the pursuit of Bono. The Spanish giants are aware of the interest, and as a result, they could launch a move to tie him down to a new contract, which may see them increase the current release clause from £25 million to £63 million.
Bono himself is unlikely to move to Old Trafford only to serve as a deputy for David de Gea, who has confirmed his desire to remain at the club. Hence, Manchester United may have to set their sights on other alternatives in their quest to sign a new shot-stopper this summer.