Transfer News: Arsenal & Man Utd Eye Belgian Stopper

By on February 20, 2013

Despite the transfer window now being closed there will still be plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers, so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Arsenal and Manchester United are linked with Simon Mignolet.

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Arsenal and Manchester United are monitoring Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet ahead of potential summer moves, according to the Sun.

The Belgian No.1 has been in superb form over the last 12 months earning him a reputation as one of the most talented stoppers in the Premier League, and is due to receive the North-East Football Writers’ Association’s Player of the Year award this coming weekend, beating the likes of Hatem Ben Arfa and Tim Krul to the prize.

The Sun claims Arsenal and Manchester United are closely monitoring the 24-year-old’s form and could make a move at the end of the season. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is understood to be on the look-out for another keeper to push Wojciech Szczesny for the first-team jersey at the Emirates while Sir Alex Ferguson is also said to be keen on bringing in a new No.1 with speculation continuing over the long-term future of David De Gea at Old Trafford.

Migonlet moved to Sunderland in 2010 when Steve Bruce paid Belgian outfit Sint-Truiden around £2m for his services and he’s gone on to not only become one of the most highly-rated keepers in the Premiership, but also cement himself as Belgium’s number one ahead of Chelsea youngster Thibaut Courtois.

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