Manchester United In Chase For Notts County Keeper

By: Steve Sutcliffe |
29/03/12 |
Fabian Spiess

Manchester United are reportedly keeping tabs on Notts County’s young goalkeeper Fabian Spiess.

The Premier League Champions are thought to be keen on the player that County’s Head of Youth Mick Leonard says is ‘as good as any young goalkeeper he has seen’.

Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham are also rumoured to be weighing up bids for the 18-year-old who has attracted interest from a host of Barclays Premier League suitors following a string of fine performances for County’s youth team – drawing comparisons with England No 1 Joe Hart.

“Man Utd have been looking at him for a long time,” Leonard added, speaking to the Nottingham Evening Post.

“There were also scouts from Man City and Tottenham at our youth game against Doncaster last week and Arsenal watched him when he was out on loan at Lewes.”

“He’s as good as any young goalkeeper I have seen and I wouldn’t be surprised if any of the big Clubs did want him. He’s got everything a modern goalkeeper needs.”

“He’s got a lot of ability and a great attitude. He’s very mature and is physically very big so he commands his box. He’s brave and he kicks the ball well.”

“He can go all the way if he keeps working as hard as he is now. He has got so much potential.”

“I would love to see him play for our first team. I believe he’s good enough and, if he did, his value would only rise even more.”