Harry Redknapp says Manchester United should sign Chelsea-linked Asmir Begovic

Former Tottenham, West Ham United and Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp says that Manchester United should sign Chelsea-linked Asmir Begovic.

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has written on Kicca.com that Manchester United should move for Chelsea-linked Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic this summer.

According to The Guardian, talks between Chelsea and Stoke have already taken place, with the Potters aiming to get around £8 million for the 28-year-old.

“I cannot see Asmir Begovic going to Chelsea,” former West Ham United and Queens Park Rangers boss Redknapp wrote on Kicca.com.

“He’s too good a keeper to be a number two and if he goes to Stamford Bridge then he’ll only be Thibaut Courtois’ replacement.

“He’s a great pro and definitely a top six team keeper and if, as looks likely, De Gea goes to Real Madrid then I think Manchester United should look at him, he’s that good.”

Manchester United or Chelsea?

Redknapp’s claim that Begovic will struggle to play regularly at Chelsea is perfectly valid. After all, the world-class Petr Cech has moved to Arsenal due to the presence of Thibaut Courtois at the Blues.

Begovic, though, is going to face competition at United as well. If David de Gea does leave for Spanish giants Real Madrid this summer, then Victor Valdes will come into contention for the number one spot at Old Trafford.

Valdes is one of the best goalkeepers in the world and is among the favourites of United manager Louis van Gaal.

There is no guarantee that Bosnia and Herzegovina international Begovic will be picked ahead of the 33-year-old Spain international, who left Barcelona at the end of the 2013-14 season.

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