Manchester United

Manchester United Plan Shock Swap Involving David de Gea and Atletico Madrid Goalkeeper Jan Oblak

Manchester United are looking to sign Atletico Madrid's No.1 keeper Jan Oblak
Manchester United are looking to sign Atletico Madrid's No.1 keeper Jan Oblak / Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Manchester United are reportedly planning an audacious swap deal involving David de Gea and Atletico Madrid stop stopper Jan Oblak in the upcoming summer transfer window.

Oblak is considered to be one of the best goalkeepers in the world as United look to bring in a replacement for De Gea and solidify their number one position. According to the Daily Mail, who quote The Sun, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is willing to offer De Gea to Atleti in a player-plus-cash deal to help bring down Oblak's £70million asking price.

Solskjaer spent all of last season swapping between De Gea and Dean Henderson between the sticks, but neither goalkeeper has managed to establish themselves as his first-choice. The Spaniard was in goal for United's Europa League final against Villarreal on Wednesday, and let in all 10 penalties as his side went on to lose the match.

"You go through every scenario, of course," Solskjaer explained when asked why he didn't change his keeper. "And it had crossed my mind in the build-up to the game but we were confident in David and prepared.

"Anything can happen in a penalty shootout. I stuck with the 'keeper who played all of the game. I've got to say the penalty shootout was high quality, but we didn't do enough in the 120 minutes to score more goals and that's the disappointing bit."

United signed De Gea for £18.9m from Atletico in 2011. During his time at Old Trafford, the Spain international has helped the club win the Premier League, the FA Cup, the EFL Cup, and the 2017 Europa League.