Football NewsUnited’s Scouting Team Locates a Potential Replacement for De Gea
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Manchester United is keeping a close eye on Brighton goalkeeper Robert Sanchez who has been named to Luis Enrique’s Span squad for the World Cup.

The Seagulls No. 1 has been in fine form this season on the south coast. As a result, he has been selected ahead of David De Gea for Luis Enrique’s Spain squad to travel to the World Cup this week.

Sanchez is one of the goalkeepers being evaluated by Erik ten Hag’s scouting department at Old Trafford, with De Gea nearing the end of his United contract.

United have the option of extending De Gea’s contract, but Sanchez, 24, is seen as a long-term replacement. Chelsea manager Graham Potter, who gave Sanchez his break at Brighton, is another admirer of the Spaniard.

Potter has used both Kepa Arrizabalaga and Edouard Mendy since arriving at Stamford Bridge, and it remains to be seen whether he believes either keeper can fully play the style of football he is attempting to implement in south west London.

The 19-year-old has been called up to Portugal’s World Cup squad, and both Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes are said to have spoken highly of him around Old Trafford. Barcelona and Real Madrid have also been keeping a close eye on Silva’s development, with some scouts predicting he could be the best central defender in the next decade.

Silva’s contract is set to expire in 2027, but it is believed to include a £57 million release clause.