Manchester United manager José Mourinho could break the club’s transfer record in the summer as he keenly monitoring Barcelona’s netminder Marc-Andre ter Stegen, who will only leave Camp Nou for a fee not less than £158million due to the release-clause in the contract he signed with the Blaugranas while joining the the team.
According to Don Balon , the Portuguese manager is willing to trigger the German’s release clause this summer as he remains uncertain over De Gea’s future at Old Trafford. The Spanish media outlet report that Mourinho believes that the Catalans goalie is the only netminder who could be as good as the Spaniard, should De Gea move to Santiago Bernabeu by the close of the season.
Despite a slow start to life at Camp Nou , Ter Stegen is presently regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world due to his exploits for Barcelona who are set to be crowned the new La Liga Champions.
Barcelona’s asking price looks too expensive for a goalie of his age and experience but United are equally up to the task but it is yet to be seen if the club would want to break the world’s transfer record again just as they did in 2016 when they re-sign Paul Pogba from Juventus in a deal which is believed to have worth £89m.