Man Utd ‘launch transfer bid for Kevin Trapp as competition for David de Gea’

MANCHESTER UNITED have launched a transfer bid for Eintracht Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp, according to reports.

The Red Devils have been on the hunt for a new goalkeeper since Erik ten Hag took over as manager in May.


Man Utd have launched an offer for TrappCredit: Getty

First choice keeper David De Gea is claimed to be unsuited to the Dutchman’s preferred style of play, so United officials have been scouting someone who is comfortable playing out from the back.

And according to Bild, Trapp has emerged as a priority target.

Man Utd have already made an offer for the 32-year-old, who was part of Eintracht Frankfurt’s Europa League-winning squad.

It’s currently unclear how much the offer was worth or whether the bid will be successful.

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Trapp may also decide to reject the move if he is not promised regular first-team football at Old Trafford – something that he is guaranteed at Frankfurt.

The goalkeeper joined the Bundesliga side on a permanent basis in 2019 – one year after a season-long loan spell at the Waldstadion.

He has since made 261 appearances for Frankfurt and kept 59 clean sheets.

Ten Hag could bring in Trapp to REPLACE De Gea, who has experienced a disastrous start to the Premier League campaign, as United’s No.1.


De Gea has conceded six goals so far – two against Brighton in the opening match at Old Trafford and four against Brentford.

Meanwhile, United loanee Dean Henderson has had a fantastic start to the season with Nottingham Forest.

He helped Steve Cooper’s side to a 1-0 win over West Ham two weeks ago by saving a penalty from the Hammers’ skipper Declan Rice.

The Red Devils have been keeping tabs on a few other targets for the position over the past few weeks.

They are currently in the race to sign Benfica goalkeeper Odysseas Vlachodimos along with Prem rivals Leicester City.

Southampton’s Alex McCarthy is also on the transfer shortlist.