Manchester United Consider Galatasaray Transfer Swoop.
Galatasaray vice-president Ali Durust claims that Manchester United have enquired about the availability of defender Semih Kaya and goalkeeper Fernando Muslera.
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is looking to strengthen his options in the centre of his defence and Semih Kaya is said to be attracting interest from Old Trafford along with Fernando Muslera who put in a decent display against Manchester United in the Champions League last week.
However neither players are available for transfer this time according to Galatasaray.
Durust said: ”Semih came from our youth academy. He is a valuable member of our squad.
“We didn’t set an asking price for him. He is indispensable at that moment.
“Muslera has the same value too. Both of them are in our future plans. We never want to sell them.”
That could be why there is rumoured interest in Muslera.
The Buenos Aires-born keeper is a full-fledged senior member of his national team and played for Rome club Lazio for four years, the last two of which were as the club’s first choice keeper. He has represented his country in the World Cup in 2010 (and kept clean sheets in the group games) and the 2011 Copa America and is generally regarded as one of the top goal keepers around.
Muslera could be a more stable option for Ferugson, at least until one of either Lindegaard or de Gea can prove himself equal to the task of filling the boots of former United greats like Edwin van der Sar and Peter Schmeichel. The problem, though, is that United paid a reported fee of £17m for de Gea and Lindegaard signed a contract extension in August. Should they move for Muslera (and he does transfer), it is very likely one of either de Gea or Lindegaard will leave and that leaves us with an interesting debate to ponder over.
A move for Semih Kaya, though, is a more credible suggestion. The 21 year old is reported as being a solid defender who is as comfortable tackling as he is playing the ball out of defence, not unlike a certain Gerard Pique the club lost to Barcelona.