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Manchester United interest in Turkish goalkeeper confirmed

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Premier League champions Manchester United are considering a move for Fenerbahce goalkeeper Mert Gunok, according to the 24-year-old's agent.

Reports at the start of the month claimed that the Red Devils were poised to make a £1.5m opening offer for the Turkey international, who has made five international appearances.

United have also been linked with Sunderland's Vito Mannone in recent days – and it appears that David Moyes is planning for the departure of back-up goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard, who has been tipped to replace Marc-André ter Stegen at Borussia Mönchengladbach.

But what is clear, thanks to Gunok's agent Batur Altıparmak, is that his client is being watched by the English giants.

"Manchester United have a list of goalkeepers they are tracking, Mert is one of these keepers," Altıparmak was quoted as saying by Spor Haberler. "However, this doesn't necessarily mean a transfer is definitely going to happen.

"Mert needs playing time, when he extended his contract there was a lot of interest however, Mert decided to stay at Fenerbahçe and fight for a place in the team.

"For now he wants to stay at Fenerbahçe and will try his hardest to become the team's number one keeper."

Gokun's chances of establishing himself as Manchester United's first-choice goalkeeper would be slim if he did move to Old Trafford.

David de Gea, following a nervy start to life in England, is now widely regarded as one of the Premier League's best 'keepers – and was named in the PFA Team of the Year last season.


(Quotes translated by Turkish Football)

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