Will AFC Ajax Keeper Jasper Cillessen Be The New Number One At Man United?
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Jasper Cillessen, the number one keeper for AFC Ajax, is the man on the radar for Van Gaal and the Manchester United Red Devils. The revolving door of keeper transfers this summer between Porto, Real Madrid, Manchester United, and AFC Ajax seems to leave many speculating as to which goalkeeper will go where. As of now, according to the Sun, Manchester has given Real Madrid till Monday to complete the deal for keeper de Gea. The Red Devils are set to tour the U.S. this summer and would like a concrete offer from Real. With Iker Casillas moving to Porto, Madrid is hoping to close the gaping hole they now have in the net, and de Gea seems to be the best option.
Should Real Madrid make the quick move and finalize the transfer, then look for 26-year-old keeper Jasper Cillessen to be Louis Van Gaal’s number one choice. The two are buddies from La Oranje and van Gaal is well aware of what the young keeper can produce in the net. Although, AFC Ajax and Frank DeBoer are not willing to sit back and let their number one go so quick and easy; Cillessen has a contract that puts him at Ajax till 2018.
AFC Ajax lost out to PSV Eindhoven for the league title this past season. And after being atop the Eredivisie for the past four years and the most successful club in the Netherlands, Ajax are looking to take back the crown from PSV. Transferring its number one keeper to the EPL is not exactly at the top of AFC Ajax’s list of priorities.
And now consider this:
For those asking, situation on David de Gea remains that #mufc will not let him go without Sergio Ramos coming in the other direction.— Mike Keegan (@MikeKeegan_DM) July 13, 2015
In the end, I think that Jasper Cillessen should stay at AFC Ajax, where he can capture that top prize of the Eredivisie again. David de Gea will remain at Manchester United for another season and make a run at the prestigious cup, and a dark horse will come out from the fog for Real Madrid, Sergio Romero.