Leicester City’s goalkeeper, Kasper Schmeichel, has been tipped to play for Manchester United in the nearest future. His ex-Manchester City team-mate, Mikkel Bischoff, strongly believes the Danish shot-stopper ‘would do anything’ to get the Red’s jersey.
Schmeichel has enjoyed an incredible career in English football over the past 15 years. Young Schmeichel began his goalkeeping career when he graduated to Manchester City’s senior squad in 2005.
The Denmark international spent four years at Etihad Stadium but failed to earn the No 1 jersey despite strings of loan spells away from the club to gather more experience.
He left City for Notts County in 2009 and spent one season at Meadow Lane before joining Leeds United, where he did get the attention of Leicester.
The Foxes snapped Schmeichel up on a three-year contract in June 2011 and the rest is history. He has since made 378 appearances for the club, winning a Premier League medal in the process.
The 2019-20 campaign has been another strong one for the 33-year-old, who recorded 13 clean sheets to help Brendan Rodgers’ side finish fifth in the top-flight.
The Red Devils’ current first choice keeper, David de Gea, has shown he is a ‘world-class keeper’ but recent errors have called for concerns to sign a better keeper to compete with him at the highest level.
His errors have since cost Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men valuable points on several occasions.
United have been urged to replace the Spaniard before the 2020-21 campaign gets underway, and Bischoff insists that Schmeichel won’t hesitate to jump ship if he gets a call from the Manchester outfit in the coming weeks.
The ex-City centre-back, who played for the Cityzens between 2001 and 2006, told Ekstra Bladet: “United will certainly not be deterred by his [Schmeichel’s] age of 33 years. The most successful goalkeepers at the club in recent years have been well into their thirties. He can easily play three or four good years there.
“Schmeichel is a huge United fan. He always has been and always will be, it will be the biggest dream come true if he were to succeed [in joining United].
“If Kasper gets the opportunity to play just ten games for United, then he jumps. It’s simply so big for him. He is such a big fan that he will do anything to get to that club.”
Quillcastleng had earlier reported that Spanish La Liga coach, Bordalas, believed there is a gulf in class between Getafe and Inter Milan, making Lukaku comparison with his squad.