Summer Transfer Rumours: 8 Top Goalkeepers Who May Be on the Move
Transfer rumours about goalkeepers aren't the norm. This summer could see a number of top goalkeepers switch teams, however.
Maarten Stekelenburg finally made the move from Ajax last year when he joined Roma, and there could be more moves like that this year.
Interestingly enough, goalkeepers, the No. 1s at a club, have almost the most stable position in business when in comes to transfers.
Here are some top goalkeepers who could be on the move this summer.
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With Chelsea reportedly interested in the Dutch goalkeeper, it may just be that Tim Krul switches teams when the summertime comes around.
He has impressed with his play this season, and Roman Abramovich may be interested in getting a young, talented goalkeeper as part of his plans to revamp the squad.
Krul surely wouldn't be interested in playing second fiddle were he to move, so that puts some doubt into Petr Cech's future at the club.
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Petr Cech isn't on the wrong side of 30 yet, but he could be one of the long-serving players that Roman Abramovich sees fit to move on.
Earlier this year, Cech did say he was committed to the club, but he also did not rule out a move. That move may come sooner than he expects.
At the current moment, his contract runs out in June 2013. AC Milan was rumoured to be interested in the keeper.
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Brad Guzan has had the unfortunate situation of being on the same team as two of the Premier League's longest-serving goalkeepers.
When he joined Aston Villa in 2008, he was a backup to fellow American Brad Friedel, and the thought was that he would be next in line when the player retired or left.
Friedel did eventually leave for Tottenham, but Shay Given was available and that's not an opportunity teams really pass up.
Guzan has recently been offered a new contract, but he could be very likely to leave considering his lack of playing time over the years.
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It must be hard playing second fiddle to a player at both the club level and the international level. That is what Lukasz Fabianski has to deal with at the moment at Arsenal.
With Wojciech Szczesny set to be the keeper of the future for both Arsenal and Poland, Fabianski will certainly have to leave to further his career.
Near the end of last year, Fabianski mentioned that he could try to move in January, but that did not happen. The summertime may see something finally happen for the shot-stopper.
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All signs point to a summer exit for Tottenham's former No. 1. I mean, its not often that a player almost 10 years your senior comes in and takes your spot. I guess it's a lot more possible for goalkeepers, though.
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It seems Samir Handanovic has his eyes set on a move away from his club. That has been his intention since last year, and, since nothing happened in January, it is very likely that things will happen in the summer.
The Udinese shot-stopper has been linked with two Premier League clubs since last year. He could provide competition for Arsenal's Wojciech Szczesny next season, and Tottenham has been linked with the player since the end of last year.
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Sir Alex Ferguson has reportedly confirmed the summer exit of Tomas Kuszczak. He is currently on loan at Watford, but England may not be his final destination.
Manchester United's Polish player has seen younger players such as David De Gea and Ben Amos climb above him in the goalkeeper charts at the club.
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Ben Foster has been on loan at West Bromwich Albion this year, and the move could become a permanent one in the summer.
The Mirror reported that the Premier League club has been impressed by the keeper this season. Birmingham could see fit to let him go with talented young keeper Jack Butland on the squad.