Relegated Goalkeeper Targeted by Manchester United

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Watford shot-stopper Daniel Bachmann has emerged as a transfer target for Manchester United, according to James Robson.

The news comes as Dean Henderson edges closer to a move away from Old Trafford, with newly-promoted Nottingham Forest working on a deal to loan or buy the goalkeeper.

Manchester United Are Considering Watford Goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann

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Manchester United are looking to bolster their reinforcements in the goalkeeping department following the retirement of Lee Grant at the end of last season. With Henderson potentially moving away to Nottingham Forest in search of first-team football ahead of the World Cup in Qatar, United’s only backup to David de Gea is Tom Heaton.

United see Bachmann as the perfect cover to play in the cup competitions, although they aren’t opposed to the idea of Heaton taking the number two spot. He is expected to cost United around £4 million, which is a fraction of the fee they would get for Henderson if he leaves on a permanent transfer.

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International and Premier League-Proven

Bachmann may not be a name in the Premier League, but he has the nouse to compete with Heaton as United’s second choice. The Austrian has made 13 appearances for his national side and stepped in for Ben Foster 12 times in the Premier League last campaign.

The 27-year-old was also a target for outgoing United coach Ralf Rangnick as he himself looked to bolster the options the club had in goal.

Relegated Watford signed Maduka Okoye for £5 million in the January transfer window last season before loaning him back to the club they bought him from, Sparta Rotterdam. With Foster leaving the club at the end of the season, Bachmann may have fancied his chances of becoming number one, but the transfer of Okoye has likely scuppered his chances.