Manchester United transfer target Kevin Trapp has admitted that it is always nice to hear transfer links to clubs such as the Red Devils, before adding that he could not comment on the speculation at an awards dinner on Monday night.
News broke on Monday that the English giants were in the process of tabling an offer for the Eintracht Frankfurt goalkeeper, with the 32-year-old Europa League winner having been identified as a potential option as a no.2 goalkeeper at Old Trafford.
United have been on the hunt for a backup goalkeeper for much of the transfer window, having let Dean Henderson join Nottingham Forest on loan earlier in the summer, and German news reports that Kevin Trapp could well be that man.
As per Kicker, Manchester United are ready to offer the German a 4 year contract, something that the veteran goalkeeper is minded to accept. And, speaking at an awards night on Monday, Trapp refused to rule out a deal being agreed, which will only fuel flames of speculation over a move to Old Trafford this summer.
“As I said during my first spell at Frankfurt, it’s always nice when rumours like this come out”, he explained. “It’s a nice acknowledgement. But I can’t say anything about it.”
However, those above him are not so keen to let him go. Speaking at the same event, Eintracht board member Markus Kroche revealed that “there is no offer so far and no contact with United”, while Trapp’s boss is also keen for him to remain in Germany.
“From a sporting point of view, I would of course like to keep such a great goalkeeper and person. He is a great role model and always one of the first to arrive at training. But I’m not the final decision-maker”, admitted head coach Oliver Glasner.