Manchester United have reportedly told goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard that he can leave the club on a free transfer.
The player, who joined the club in 2010, has been on the periphery for the last few years and it looks highly unlikely that he will be part of the first-team going forward. This is despite the much anticipated exit of David de Gea on the cards. The exit of the Spaniard will leave new signing Sergio Romero as the first choice goalkeeper. Victor Valdes is also set to leave the club. These exits were expected to grant a new lease of life for Lindegaard.
However, it now looks to be at another club as the player has been told to search for his future elsewhere. Lindegaard may not be surprised since this situation looked to be in the beckoning for a while. The player has been linked with clubs from in the Premier League and abroad. West Ham are seen as the only Premier League team interested in his services, while Turkish club Fenerbahce are interested in taking advantage of the recent negotiations with United and concluding the deal. The Danish goalkeeper was signed for around £ 3.5 million but he has played in only 19 league games for United.
Even if his appearances in other competitions are considered, the total does not cross the 30 game mark. In his early United days, Lindegaard provided great competition for De Gea, who was initially struggling for form. However, as the Spaniard started rediscovering his touch, it became very difficult for Lindegaard to even get a look in. The situation was compounded by the lack of games in the last few years due to United’s absence in major competitions.OB formed a major chunk of the player’s career and there are suggestions that he could return home.