Liverpool are reportedly ready to lock horns with Manchester United over the signature of Djordje Petrovic, who plays for MLS outfit New England Revolution.
Petrovic moved to the United States in April 2022, though the Serbian began his stint with New England on the bench, he made his debut for the franchise in June of the same year and has since become the team’s primary goalkeeper, featuring in 25 games across all competitions.
In the 2023 season, the 23-year-old stopper has had a stellar start, notching clean sheets in New England’s first two games, both of which resulted in victories against Charlotte and Houston Dynamo.
According to a recent report, Petrovic is being scouted by Manchester United, who plan to bolster their goalkeeping ranks during the summer transfer window.
Manchester United’s current starting goalkeeper David de Gea is set to become a free agent when his contract expires at the end of the season. Although the club have yet to make a decision about his future, Tom Heaton’s contract will also expire in June, and Jack Butland may return to Crystal Palace once his loan spell ends.
Moreover, Dean Henderson, who is currently on loan at Nottingham Forest, is anticipated to depart from the Old Trafford in the upcoming summer transfer window.
If United intends to pursue Petrovic, they may encounter competition from one of their Premier League competitors.
The Mirror reports that Liverpool are also interested in signing Petrovic from New England, as they try to resolve their own goalkeeping issues. Despite having Alisson Becker as the undisputed number one, the Merseyside giants may require a backup for the Brazilian because of the uncertainty surrounding the future of Caoimhin Kelleher and Adrian.
Kelleher is linked with a move away as he seeks more playing time, while Adrian’s contract at Anfield ends in June, which could lead to his departure.
Petrovic has a contract until June 2025, with the option of extending it by 12 months.