Manchester United have been linked with adding a very high profile back-up to new signing Andre Onana.
Andre Onana has been announced as a Manchester United player, however, it is yet to be determined who his back-ups will be.
Impressive youngster Matej Kovar could be sent out on loan again, and so take all this into account, we could see another goalkeeper coming in.
Yassine Bounou to Manchester United
Manchester United are interested in signing Sevilla goalkeeper Yassine Bounou, reports TMW.
The Italian outlet acknowledge the idea of landing the Morocco number one seems ‘crazy’ after signing Andre Onana, yet insist United are keen.
The report states: “The intention of the Red Devils management would be to support the now ex Inter goalkeeper with another player of great experience and international caliber.
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“According to what our editorial team has learned, the target in this sense is Yassine Bounou.”
Manchester United know exactly how good Bounou is, with the goalkeeper impressing in victories against the club in the Europa League in 2021 and 2023. He wears ‘Bono’ on the back of his shirt.
Last season for Sevilla he was challenged for game time by Marko Dmitrovic and his spot as number one is not guaranteed.
TMW add that the move is ‘difficult but not impossible’, and depends on whether Bounou is prepared to be Onana’s back-up.
Ten Hag wants three dependable goalkeepers
Erik ten Hag insisted on having three goalkeepers he could turn to, amid risks of injuries and suspensions during the season.
Last season he had David de Gea, Martin Dubravka and Tom Heaton, with Jack Butland replacing Dubravka mid-season when he was recalled.
Only Heaton remains from that group. He was linked to Luton by The Telegraph last month.
A move for Bounou would be interesting, if he is content to be a number two. But if that ends up being his role at Sevilla, then upgrading to Old Trafford may prove tempting.