Fabrizio Romano: Man United also working on move to sign new excellent passer alongside Onana

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Zion Suzuki, the custodian for the Urawa Red Diamonds, is a target for Manchester United, claims Fabrizio Romano.

What recent news regarding transfers at Man United?

Off the pitch, a prospective Glazer takeover of Old Trafford remains uncertain; nonetheless, Erik ten Hag has continued to bolster his team in preparation for his second season in charge.

After David de Gea formally departed the club, Mason Mount has joined from Chelsea in a £60 million move, taking the coveted number seven shirt, and it appears like Inter Milan’s Andre Onana will be the next player to join.

Although it appears like a deal for the Cameroonian international is imminent, another new custodian might be needed, particularly if Dean Henderson returns to Nottingham Forest on a long-term basis.

Tom Heaton might then be Ten Hag’s only remaining choice for replacing Onana, and it looks that Suzuki is another target at Old Trafford.

Romano, a transfer analyst, has posted additional Man United transfer rumours on Twitter, this time focusing on Suzuki. One of three alternatives for a backup custodian, the kid is “working” on a move, according to the club.

“Manchester United is negotiating a contract with Zion Suzuki. The Japanese custodian is one of three alternatives, and negotiations are now going on from the player’s perspective.

“No talks yet with Urawa Reds as Man United are preoccupied with the completion of the André Onana deal,”

Suzuki has previously been connected to a move to Manchester. According to recent rumours, the Red Devils have been keeping tabs on the custodian since 2017 and thought a surprise transfer to England was about to happen after a formal £5 million bid was made. Should a $5 million transfer be approved, it will break the previous J League departure record of £4.5 million for forward Kyogo Furuhashi, who was acquired by Celtic.

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Zion Suzuki: Who is he?

Suzuki, who is 20 years old and was really born in the United States, has been playing for Urawa Red Diamonds in Japan for a while now.

The custodian even played for Japan on an international stage, making his lone senior appearance for the nation last year. Suzuki has played 29 times for Urawa Red Diamonds at the club level, keeping 12 clean sheets. He seems to be a future star in the making.

Suzuki is referred to as “one of the most exciting goalkeeping prospects coming out of Japan” by the media. He makes passes that, if they were made by Ederson, would be spoken about for weeks. His distribution is amazing. He may therefore complement someone like Onana at Old Trafford for the long run.

It appears that a transfer is indeed something to keep an eye on in the upcoming weeks, but you’d expect the club to be concentrating on concluding a move for Onana first, with Suzuki possibly coming in and playing second choice in domestic cup competitions during his first year, especially given that the club is gearing up for life back in the Champions League.

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