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Bundesliga giants resigned to losing €16m star to United

Adler could succeed Van der Sar at Old Trafford. (©PAphotos)
Adler could succeed Van der Sar at Old Trafford. (©PAphotos).

Bayer Leverkusen admit René Adler could be on his way to Manchester United in the summer.

According to German television channel, Sport 1 - as reported by Sport.co.uk - the Bundesliga side have conceded that the goalkeeper is likely to leave should his valuation be met by potential suitors.

Leverkusen sporting director, Rudi Voeller, has reportedly stated that there is little he can do to stop the €16 million self-confessed Manchester United fan leave for Old Trafford, should the Red Devils make their move for the German.

The 26-year-old is just one of several potential successors to Edwin van der Sar to have been linked with a switch to Old Trafford at the end of the season.

Van der Sar, 40, confirmed last week that this would be his last campaign with United so the hunt is now on for his replacement.




 

Danish stopper Anders Lindegaard has already signed for the Red Devils but he is not expected to fill the void left by the Dutchman, so United will be on the lookout for a reliable gloveman come the summer transfer window.

The Daily Mail initially installed Schalke no.1 Manuel Neuer as the man to take over from Van der Sar at Old Trafford, but Holland stopper Maarten Stekelenburg has emerged as the preferred choice of United.

"Stekelenburg is indeed the goalkeeper who is at the top of our wanted list," René Meulensteen, United's first-team coach, said.

"We have naturally been talking a lot among ourselves about who should replace Van der Sar. Alex Ferguson has spoken about Stekelenburg with Edwin and that does not seem strange to me at all."

 

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