Japanese goalkeeper Zion Suzuki is understood to have rejected a potential move to Manchester United this summer.

United have already snapped up one goalkeeper this summer with Andre Onana arriving from Inter Milan.

Onana will almost certainly become United’s new first-choice goalkeeper following David De Gea’s arrival.

More changes could yet come though with Dean Henderson likely to join Nottingham Forest and Ton Heaton attracting interest.

Add in Sunderland’s pursuit of Nathan Bishop and United may want to add another young goalkeeper for the future.

Urawa Red Diamonds talent Zion Suzuki is one target but United’s pursuit of the Japanese youngster seems to be faltering.

Zion Suzuki ‘refuses’ Manchester United offer

Japanese newspaper Sponichi report that Suzuki has now ‘turned down’ an offer to join United.

It’s stated that Suzuki was ‘shaken’ by United’s interest and was tempted to join one of the world’s biggest clubs.

However, Suzuki is prioritising playing regular first-team football ahead of the Paris Olympics next summer.

The 20-year-old seemingly doesn’t believe he will be playing at United and has now turned down the move to Old Trafford.

That won’t have been an easy decision but Suzuki is seemingly of the opinion that he doesn’t need to make that jump now; if he continues playing and impressing on a regular basis, the big move will come.

Suzuki has played 29 times for Urawa Red Diamonds and his potential has put him on United’s radar – but we’re not expecting to see him join this summer now.

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Suzuki could yet end up in Belgium

The report adds that Suzuki has another offer on the table – from Belgian side Sint-Truidense.

Sint-Truidense already have six Japanese players in their squad; Daiki Hashioka, Ryotaro Ito, Ryoya Ogawa, Rihito Yamamota, Daniel Schmidt and former Leicester City striker Shinji Okazaki.

Add in that Arsenal defender Takehiro Tomiyasu is a former Sint-Truidense man and it’s clear that they have been a great home for Japanese players.

Suzuki could be next and he may end up replacing fellow Japanese goalkeeper Schmidt.

Het Belang van Limburg reported last week that Sint-Truidense see Suzuki as the ideal replacement for Schmidt, who is wanted at Club Brugge as competition for Simon Mignolet.

That may give Suzuki the first-team action he wants – but you can expected United to keep tabs on him if he does head to Belgium.

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