A fee in the region of £1.7million is being reported as the amount required to bring him out of Brazil and his signing would certainly fit in with United’s recent policy of buying young foreign players for development in their various youth sides.
The Italian black and whites supposedly see Krul as a long-term replacement for stalwart custodian Gianluigi Buffon and have apparently been unperturbed by the Dutch ‘keeper’s recent signing of a contract to keep him at United until 2017.
Speaking after the culmination of two games in quick succession for his side, manager Stephen Keshi has promised to stick with the squad that got Nigeria to the finals; the squad that includes Shola Ameobi.
The young playmaker made 35 appearances for Derby last season. This season, he has already scored 3 goals and grabbed 2 assists in his 15 League outings for the club. He has also made 5 appearances for the England Under 21 side managed by Gareth Southgate.