Meanwhile rumours are going around about United planning to sign Pickford but they disagree with Sunderland over the price (Sunderland want £30m). This lad looks hugely promising but we've seen English goalkeepers at that age just deteriorate once they move to or step up to a big club eg Kirkland, Foster etc. I'd love to see him move somewhere mid table first, eg Everton (Who really need a good keeper, Robles and Stekelenburg are dreadful), or Liverpool and make something of himself. City have been rumoured, and I'd love to see a young English superstar in net but I don't see him as ready yet. Interestingly the backup for Pickford for England U21s is our own Angus Gunn, who if he gets loan experience I see no reason he could not become a top class keeper himself. His distribution is fantastic and he's very agile for his frame. We've been rumoured with Butland, but I think he needs to get over his injuries first. I would say if Pickford does go to United he at least has Romero as a back up, they could easily alternate based on form and Pickford would be removed from the firing line if necessary.
If we were to sign a GK this summer, I want Ederson from Benfica. Watched him play vs Pep's Bayern last season. He was amazing. Also don't feel to bad for Monaco, according to rumors they are signing Youri Tielemans... A great signing for them if it happens, and maybe he can replace either FAbinho or Bakayoko in their side.
Btw imagine this squad for us next season:
Gk: Ederson, Bravo, Gunn
RB: Walker, Fabinho, Maffeo
CB: Kompany, Stones, Otamendi, (either we give Denayer or Adarabioyo a chance or we buy a new one)
LB: Sandro, Angelino
DM: Fabinho, Fernandinho, Aleix Garcia
CM: Silva, KDB, Yaya Toure, Delph
ST: Aguero, Jesus, (One more striker needed, I would give Kelechi another chance, but looks like he is leaving).
RW: Sterling, Roberts