Man Utd want to sign Asmir Begovic from Everton in shock transfer as Erik ten Hag desperately searches for new No2 | The Sun

Man Utd want to sign Asmir Begovic from Everton in shock transfer as Erik ten Hag desperately searches for new No2 | The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED reportedly wanted to sign Asmir Begovic from Everton in a shock transfer.

That’s as Erik ten Hag desperately searches for a new No2 before deadline day.

United have just Tom Heaton as back-up for David de Gea after Dean Henderson joined Nottingham Forest on loan.

Veteran stopper Lee Grant also retired this summer.

United have been linked with a big-money move for Leeds’ Illan Meslier.

And they are also keeping tabs on Borussia Monchengladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer.

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But the Telegraph claims Begovic, 35, tops Ten Hag’s list this month.

The former Bosnia international is one of the Premier League’s most experienced goalies, having spent almost his entire career in English football.

Begovic’s talents really came to light during six years at Stoke City.

And a two-year spell at Chelsea saw him win the Premier League title under Antonio Conte in 2017.

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Begovic. who also had spells at Bournemouth and AC Milan, is now playing second fiddle at Everton.

He has a year remaining on his Goodison Park contract.

And United are preparing to make their move as Begovic also counts as a homegrown player under league and European registration rules.

However, Everton will not give Begovic up without a fight.

Frank Lampard is a big fan of the goalie and hopes to persuade him to stay put.

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Everton would also need to find a replacement first before giving United the green light.

But with 398 career appearances to his name, and a further 63 international caps to boot, Begovic is the stopper Ten Hag desires as part of his Red Devils revolution.

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