Sir Alex Ferguson prepares move to replace Old Trafford veteran.
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Bayer Leverkusen general manager Rudi Voller is optimistic that Rene Adler will snub a possible move to Manchester United and sign a contract extension.
It has been revealed that the Germany international has a buy-out clause in the region of a £17million in his current contract, which expires in 2012, if United want to pursue a transfer.
The Old Trafford outfit are looking for a new goalkeeper ahead of the impending summer retirement of Edwin van der Sar and Adlerhas been scouted as a potential successor.
The 25-year-old, along with compatriot Manuel Neuer, Holland’s Maarten Stekelenburg and Lyon’s Hugo Lloris, are thought to be on United boss Sir Alex Ferguson’s list of targets.
But Voller hopes Adler will stay at BayArena, as he told Sport 1: “Rene Adler has been a supporter of Manchester United since he was a child and he has a buy-out clause in his current contract just in case United come up.
“This clause is in a region of beyond £17m.
“We have the ambition to keep him at our club and we are in good talks. We have the intention to see him sign on for more seasons.”
SOURCE: Sky Sports
The search is well and truly on for a replacement for Edwin van der Sar and it appears that 26 year old German international is very high up on Sir Alex Ferguson’s wish list. Rudi Voller may well feel he is about to lose the Leipzig born goalie who is apparently a huge Manchester United supporter and would no doubt be thrilled by the chance to move to the Premier League table toppers.
Adler has been a regular at Leverkusen for the past four seasons and has been a consistent performer at the Bundesliga side and has apparently been monitored by Man United for some time now. Price it a bit steep though, no?