A fresh insight into the ongoing efforts of Premier League giants Manchester United to reinforce the club’s goalkeeping department has been provided late on Friday.
The subject of fresh blood between the posts has of course proven the chief talking point on the red half of Manchester over the course of the last couple of weeks.
This comes after the decision was taken to part ways with long-time no.1 David de Gea.
The powers that be at Old Trafford, in turn, have long kicked into gear negotiations with their counterparts at Champions League finalists Inter Milan, over a move for Andre Onana.
Not only that, but a deal between the two parties is now understood to be on the verge of completion, for a fee with the potential to rise to €55 million.
And yet, on Friday evening, it is not the name of Onana which has piqued the attentions of many a United supporter the world over.
Instead, this honour has been reserved for another shot-stopper, in the form of Zion Suzuki.
Japanese international Suzuki has too been tipped to take his talents to Old Trafford this summer, to act as backup in Erik ten Hag’s squad for the season ahead.
And the Red Devils brass, it would appear, are now ready to push ahead with a move for the gifted 20-year-old.
As per transfer expert Fabrizio Romano:
‘Manchester United are working on Zion Suzuki deal’.
This comes with the Urawa Reds starlet having been identified as one of three targets to assume a reserve role in Manchester.
Discussions, in turn, have been kicked into gear with Suzuki’s representatives.
Contact is yet to be initiated with the powers that be at Urawa, though, with United’s negotiating team hard at work putting the finishing touches on their swoop for soon-to-be no.1 Onana.