While Declan Rice, Jude Bellingham, and Harry Kane will be at the top of the new owner of Manchester United’s priority list, club scouts are still keeping an eye on potential new goalkeepers.
Dean Henderson won’t want to stay if David de Gea and his representatives strike a settlement about his incentive-filled new contract.
The thigh injury that terminated Henderson’s loan season at Nottingham Forest has given him even more drive to play frequently next year rather than return as a backup.
They saw Dominik Livakovic, the No. 1 player for Croatia, as Dinamo Zagreb drew 0-0 at Hajduk Split on Sunday.
Several English clubs are interested in Livakovic, who costs around £10 million, but he is not the best with the ball in his hands.
Since joining Zagreb in 2015, Livakovic has made 186 appearances for the team in all leagues.
Due to the uncertain futures of Tom Heaton and Jack Butland and the fact that players like Nathan Bishop are still a ways away from playing first-team football, he would probably compete for the club’s backup position.
De Gea’s future is uncertain because his current contract expires at the end of this year and United wants to pay him less the following season. He currently makes £375,000 a week.
If a deal cannot be reached, the club will search for a first-choice goalkeeper; Henderson’s support is unlikely to be given in this situation.
Tommy Moller Nielsen, a United scout, also observed Leopold Wahlstedt of Sweden observe a clean sheet for Odds Bk against Rosenborg on Sunday.
The 23-year-old was also being considered by Leeds United.