Ajax star Jasper Cillessen has admitted that it would be a 'great step' to join Manchester United this summer.
As reported by the Manchester Evening News, Cillessen, who has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford over the last few weeks, has insisted that he's yet to hear anything from his agent regarding a move to Manchester, claiming there's nothing he can do about rumours.
The 26-year-old, of course, recently starred under Van Gaal for the Dutch national team and is seemingly wanted by the United chief, who looks set to replace Spaniard Victor Valdes in the near future.
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Of course, the long term future of No.1 David de Gea is also uncertain, so Cillessen would no doubt prove a fine coup for the Red Devils, as they go in search of improvement in the 2015/16 campaign.
When asked about the links to United, the Ajax 'keeper stated: "I have only heard the rumours so I don't worry about it until I hear something from my agent.
"If I don't hear something from my agent, I enjoy playing at Ajax. I ask my agent, who also is Memphis Depay's, and he says we don't know anything.
"Of course, it's a great club, Manchester United, but I cannot do anything with rumours. It would be a great step."
Solid coup, but keeping DDG is key
There's no doubt about it, landing Cillessen would be a good piece of business for Manchester United, but, of course, the priority must be keeping David de Gea away from Real Madrid.
Ok, it seems almost inevatble that the Spaniard will end up at the Spanish giants at some point in his career, but the United hierarchy should look to hold on to him for at least another year.
At the end of the day, it would give United officials enough time to line up the perfect replacement for the Spaniard, who is one of the leading goalkeepers in world football. It could all change in the goalkeeping department at Old Trafford over the coming weeks.
Manchester United fans: Is Cillessen good enough to replace De Gea? Or should he be brought in as No.2? Have your say below!