January Transfers: Manchester United Goalie Close To Leave Old Trafford

Manchester United are the centre of the transfer rumours in the winter window as their Goalkeeper David De Gea has been linked with top European clubs with Spanish giants Real Madrid being the favourites. Finally Manchester United are close to offload their goalie to Bolton Wanderers, according to reports in talksport.com. This time, it is not David De Gea, but United’d reserve keeper Ben Amos, whose loan switch to the Reebok Stadium is all but done.

Bolton’s first choice goalie Adam Bogdan has injured himself in training and their boss Neil Lennon is in the market to fill the void left by their stopper. Amos is learnt to be the target for Bogdan and both the parties are close to striking a deal. Amos is the third choice keeper for United after De Gea and Andre Lindregaard and is yet to start a match since the Sir Alex Ferguson era (ie. 2012). Now with the arrival of former Barcelona keeper Victor Valdes, it seems unlikely for Amos to start for United.

He has been on loan to various clubs which includes Peterborough, Oldham, Hull and Carlisle. If his move to Bolton completes successfully, this will be his fifth loan move. Manchester United are currently set to have a tough time in the Premier League where they are fighting for a top-4 spot along with rivals Southampton, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. Manager Louis Van Gaal is determined to get his side to the Champions League next year after the Red Devils missed this year’s tournament as they finished seventh last season. Manchester United have already denied that De Gea won’t be up for sale until hs=is contract runs out at the end of 2015-16 season.

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