Manchester United are ‘closing in’ on signing free agent Thomas Strakosha, according to reporter Geoff Peters.
The 27-year-old left Lazio at the end of June after his contract ended. The Albanian international appeared 208 times for the Serie A club, keeping 62 clean sheets and earning four trophies.
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Former Biancocelesti goalkeeper Silvio Proto characterized Strakosha as an ‘explosive’ stopper with ‘everything,’ and he appears to be on his way to Old Trafford.
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Peters took to Twitter on Saturday afternoon to provide an update on Strakosha. Following discussions with his agent, he indicated that United are ‘near to a deal’ for the goalkeeper, with the Albanian anticipated to fill the void left by Dean Henderson‘s loan move to Nottingham Forest.
Strakosha has been connected with a number of Premier League clubs, including Chelsea, so a transfer to Old Trafford appears to be a good fit.
Although he will most certainly be second fiddle to David de Gea, the Albion keeper will offer a wealth of knowledge and experience at the top level and should be an effective backup option for the Spaniard.