Manchester United reportedly want Frankfurt keeper Trapp
Filip Kostic is already gone. Is Kevin Trapp going too? This would be a worst-case scenario for Eintracht Frankfurt, especially with regard to their first-ever participation in the Champions League.
Is Eintracht Frankfurt now threatening after Filip Kostic’s departure? Kevin Trap the next big loss of a top performer and fan favorite? Media reports indicate this scenario for the Bundesliga soccer team.
Supposedly wants Manchester After the bad start to the season, United are now looking to improve their defense and are therefore looking for top-class reinforcements. One of them should be the Eintracht keeper and national player.
According to information from “Kicker”, the Premier League club offers Trapp a four-year contract. This offer should be at the Hesse on August 23 and will be in the high single-digit million range. Trapp wanted to accept the offer, it said. According to Sport1, United have officially asked permission to negotiate with the goalkeeper. Eintracht sports director Markus Krösche agreed. The day before, the “Bild” also reported on an interest in the traditional English club.
Trapp: The interest is a “nice feedback”
Is it up to Coach? Oliver Glasner and certainly also the numerous supporters, of course you want to keep Trapp. He is not the last decision-maker, Trapp and the club ultimately have to decide that. “From a sporting point of view, I would of course like to keep such a great goalkeeper and people. He is a great role model. Always one of the first in training,” said Glasner. At the “SportBild Award” in Hamburg, where he was with Glasner, Trapp described the interest as “nice feedback”, but he could not say more about it.
Trapp has a contract with the Europa League winner until June 30, 2024 and has not yet been considered a candidate for sale. “So far there has been no offer and no contact with United,” sports director Markus Krösche (41) told “Bild” on Monday. Glasner assumes that Trapps will remain. However, anything is possible up to the transfer deadline on September 1: “I’m not worried, but I haven’t worried a lot – and then the player was gone. As with Filip Kostic.” Kostic recently moved to Juventus Turin.
The decisive factor is what Trapp wants himself
What Trapp wants himself will also be decisive. In Frankfurt he has his regular place secured and is therefore also a candidate for the World Cup squad of national coach Hansi Flick. In Manchester he would have to duel with Spain national goalkeeper David de Gea for the place between the posts. Flick had recently indicated that he only wanted to nominate players with match practice for the World Cup in Qatar at the end of the year. This is one of the reasons why striker Timo Werner recently returned from England from Chelsea to RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga – with a considerable drop in salary.
In addition to the sporting aspect, Trapp, who was born in Saarland and played for Paris Saint-Germain between 2015 and 2018, could also improve financially in Manchester. Especially since he could probably be tempted by a new challenge at a glorious club after his first foreign engagement, which at least ended up being somewhat unfortunate. After winning the Europa League, he would have to forego participation in the Champions League, as United only qualified for the Europa League after a disappointing season. However, Trapp already ran for Paris in the highest club competition.
Former Eintracht CEO Heribert Bruchhagen believes that Trapp “must follow the market, because Manchester is definitely paying more than Frankfurt”. If the national goalkeeper goes this way, the Hessians face a tricky task. Since the substitutes Diant Ramaj (20) and Jens Grahl (33) cannot replace the loss of quality, they would have to work again on the transfer market. Whether an equivalent replacement could be found by the transfer deadline on September 1 seems very unlikely.