Man Utd to choose between £20M pair De Gea and Stekelenburg

Manchester United have settled on two £20 million goalkeepers to succeed Edwin van der Sar.

The Daily Star Sunday says Reds boss Sir Alex Ferguson’s top two targets for the keeper’s job – Holland’s Maarten Stekelenburg and Spanish prospect David de Gea – are both valued at that figure by their clubs, Ajax and Atletico Madrid.

United are now eyeing two goalkeepers with contrasting backgrounds – the vastly-experienced Stekelenburg and the promising De Gea, who is only 19.

Giant stopper Stekelenburg, 28, is emerging as United’s first choice as he is the ready-made article.

He has followed in Van der Sar’s footsteps in becoming No.1 for Ajax and Holland and also played in the World Cup final this summer.

But Spain Under-21 international De Gea is regarded as the best young keeper in Europe and the eventual successor to Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas as his country’s top keeper.

 
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