David De Gea's fallibility in the Manchester United goal has led to reports suggesting that Sir Alex Ferguson will consider recruiting a more experienced 'keeper, as the Red Devils hunt their 20th league title and a fourth European Cup. According to reports in Turkey, that man could be Galatasaray's Fernando Muslera. With more on the Uruguyan international, it's talkSPORT's transfer spotlight.
Name: Néstor Fernando Muslera Micol
Date of birth: 16 June 1986
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
International: Uruguay (40 caps)
What's the latest?
Following De Gea's less than convincing display against West Ham in the FA Cup at the weekend, Man United have been linked with a whole host of goalkeepers to replace the stuttering Spaniard, with Muslera believed to be on the shortlist. The Uruguayan impressed for Galatasaray during their Champions League victory over United earlier in the season, but any potential move could be costly, with Muslera believed to cost potential suitors around £14m.
Did you know?
1) Muslera was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, but it was in Uruguay that his football talents were nurtured, with the goalkeeper joining Montevideo Wanderers at the age of 15.
2) After progressing through the club's youth ranks, he quickly became a regular feature, but his blossoming talent was soon noticed by Uruguayan giants Nacional, who snapped him up on a season-long loan.
3) While he only featured a handful of times for Nacional, Muslera's stint at the club caught the attention of some of Europe's biggest sides and he soon transferred to Lazio in a €3m deal. Muslera's Lazio career started well, until a 5-1 drubbing at the hands of AC Milan saw him replaced. He won back his spot and became integral to Lazio winning the Coppa Italia.
4) Following a relatively successful World Cup in 2010 and another solid season with Lazio, followed by Copa America success with Uruguay, Muslera joined Galatasaray in a move believed to be worth €12m. The transfer made him the world's fifth most expensive goalkeeper of all time (he is now the sixth most expensive).
5) Muslera capped off his first season at Galatasaray with the Super Lig title, not to mention scoring the only goal of his career, after being allowed to take a penalty against Manisaspor on the final day of the 2011/12 season.
“I have had no contact with any Manchester United officials, no offer or pre-agreement has been made, I'm at a lost as to where these rumours have surfaced from.” - Galatasaray vice-president Ali Dürüst, commenting on Muslera's link to Man United.
A selection of Muslera's best saves for Galatasaray
Muslera cooly dispatching a penalty last season
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