Manchester United are reported to be eyeing a move for Brighton and Hove Albion goalkeeper Robert Sanchez.
With the Mason Mount transfer set to be announced imminently, Manchester United’s attentions will focus on the next deal to be done.
One of the priorities to find a new goalkeeper, and Andre Onana is the club’s number one target. But another name has re-emerged.
According to The Mail, Manchester United are considering Brighton goalkeeper Robert Sanchez, who is available at around £30 million.
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This is a difficult one to assess, because Robert Sanchez feels like a distinct second choice right now to Andre Onana, a cheaper option.
He has fallen down the Brighton pecking order, with Roberto de Zerbi axing him after the FA Cup semi-final and replacing him with Jason Steele.
Sanchez is now third choice after Brighton signed Bart Verbruggen, a talented Dutch goalkeeper who had been linked to Manchester United by The MEN.
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Sanchez is a very talented goalkeeper, and in recent international squads he has been selected by Spain ahead of David de Gea.
The goalkeeper is Premier League proven and is a strong passer, an area where David de Gea has been found wanting.
There is no escaping, however, that Sanchez is the cheap option, and a back-up to top target Andre Onana, despite his qualities.
The advantage of making this move would be that it would be done with the intention of paying more for a striker.
And there could be something to be said, value-wise, for investing in Sanchez when his stock is low.
The Sun reported a year ago that Sanchez was rated at £50 million by Brighton when he was their first choice, amid reported interest from Leicester.