Brentford set to beat Manchester United in race to sign free agent

Brentford look set to beat Manchester United in the race to sign free agent Thomas Strakosha, says Fabrizio Romano.

The Albanian is currently available on a free transfer following his release from Serie A giants Lazio following the expiry of his contract last month.

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90min reported over the weekend that the Red Devils were closing in on signing the 27-year-old, but it looks like Thomas Frank’s Bees are now in the driving seat to sign the goalkeeper.

Brentford set to beat Manchester United in race to sign free agent Strakosha

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Transfer guru Romano has broke the news that the west London outfit look to have clinched the signing of Strakosha.

The 19-time Albania international is reportedly even having a medical ahead of his move to the Brentford Community Stadium.

Strakosha, who made 208 appearances for Lazio, looks set to fulfil his dream of playing in the Premier League, but it doesn’t look it will be coming via a move to the Red Devils.

Missing out on Strakosha means that Manchester United pursuit of an understudy for David de Gea will continue following Dean Henderson’s season-long loan move to Nottingham Forest.

Tom Heaton remains Manchester United’s number two and youngsters Matej Kovar and Nathan Bishop are part of Erik ten Hag’s 31-man squad that are currently in Bangkok, Thailand, for the first part of Tour 22.

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While Brentford seemingly look to have ousted Manchester United in the race to sign Strakosha, the twenty-time league champions look to be closing in on the move for fellow free agent Christian Eriksen.

Despite Brentford’s desire to re-sign the influential Denmark playmaker, it looks like the former Ajax, Tottenham Hotspur and Inter Milan midfielder will become Ten Hag’s second signing.

Eriksen is set to undergo a medical and could join Manchester United’s tour in Melbourne, according to ESPN.

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