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Fabrizio Romano reveals key issue holding up Man Utd move for goalkeeper Zion Suzuki

Fabrizio Romano reveals key issue holding up Man Utd move for goalkeeper Zion Suzuki

United could yet miss out on this deal however.

Japan goalkeeper Zion Suzuki is 'really tempted' by a move to Manchester United this summer, according to Fabrizio Romano - but there could be a hitch involved.

United now have four senior goalkeepers on their books, after Andre Onana was signed as David de Gea's replacement on Thursday.

Dean Henderson, Matej Kovar and Tom Heaton are the other shot-stoppers in United's first team squad.

However, Henderson is subject of interest from Nottingham Forest, while BBC Sport reporter Simon Stone claims that Kovar is expected to go out on loan this summer. The Czech Republic goalkeeper was not named in the travelling squad for the club's pre-season tour of the United States.

Heaton's future is also uncertain, with The Telegraph claiming that manager Erik ten Hag blocked a move to Luton last month.

Despite Onana's arrival, therefore, there is still potential work to do for Ten Hag in the goalkeeping department ahead of the new Premier League campaign getting underway in three weeks.

According to Metro, United have considered Suzuki as one of three potential backup options for Onana, with Dinamo Zagreb's Dominik Livakovic and Feyenoord's Justin Bijlow also on the shortlist.

A move for Suzuki would likely be more cost-effective, with his club side Urawa Reds reportedly wanting £5 million to sell him.

Now, Romano has given an update on United's pursuit.

Suzuki 'wants Man Utd move' - but could miss out

Speaking to GiveMeSport, Romano has reported that the 20-year-old goalkeeper, who has received one cap for the Japan national team, is interested in making the move to Old Trafford this summer.

He explained: "Zion Suzuki is really tempted by Manchester United, so this is a concrete possibility.

"He is not the only name, but it's an option they have on the list waiting to understand how much Urawa Reds want to let him go during the season."

However, speaking on his Here We Go podcast, Romano revealed that Urawa Reds want to keep Suzuki until the J1 League season ends in December, which may force United to turn to other options in order to seal competition for Onana.

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Topics: Erik Ten Hag, Manchester United, Football, Fabrizio Romano, Transfers