Manchester United have made contact with Valencia goalkeeper Giorgi Mamardashvili.
The Georgia international left his country when the La Liga side signed him from Dinamo Tbilisi in the summer of 2021. They initially took him on a loan deal and made the transfer permanent last December.
Los Ches offered the 21-year-old a contract until 2024, with an option to extend it by further 12 months. He has made 18 league appearances in the recently concluded season, conceding 20 goals and keeping eight clean sheets in the process.
AS explain the keeper’s ‘great season’ has made him ‘one of the revelations of La Liga’. The Spanish giants have ‘already informed’ Mamardashvili they want to extend his deal and increase his release clause from €20m to €30m.
The negotiations between the two parties are progressing well. His performances, profile and height [1.99m] have made him an ‘object of desire’, especially in the Premier League, where Manchester United are said to be in the mix.
It’s claimed Mamardashvili ‘received a call from Manchester United’ and the Red Devils did this to find out about his ‘financial conditions’ at the club. There has been reports of Dean Henderson wanting to leave Old Trafford this summer.
If Henderson were to change clubs, AS say Erik ten Hag’s side could ‘try to incorporate’ Mamardashvili for an ‘affordable price’. If the latter were to join Manchester United, he will have to act as a backup to David de Gea next season.
The Georgian is happy at the Mestalla, but the uncertainty at the club could have an impact on his decision making. Should his suitors convert their interest into a firm offer of around €15m, Valencia could consider it since they ‘need liquidity’.
With regards to Manchester United, they have made a call to the player to know details of his ‘financial conditions’ at Valencia. Whether that call will be converted into an offer is not made clear in the report.