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Manchester United player wants to change current transfer plans following Premier League interest



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Tom Heaton wants to change his current transfer trajectory with the Manchester United goalkeeper’s contract finishing at the end of next month.

Manchester United have five players whose contracts expire next month. INEOS are looking to shift high-paying players off the books at Old Trafford to cut costs and streamline money.

Raphaël Varane and Anthony Martial‘s departures are set to free upwards of £500,000 a week in wages, while Sofyan Amrabat and Jonny Evans will also leave United unless a change in their current statuses arises.

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However, the fifth member of the squad who looks set to leave, Tom Heaton, reportedly wants to change his current fate and stay at Old Trafford beyond the end of this campaign.

According to the Manchester Evening News, Heaton is open to staying at United after his contract expires in June, despite not playing a single minute this season.

André Onana has played every single United fixture this season bar one, an FA Cup tie against Newport County, where No. 2 Altay Bayındır filled in after Onana jetted off to AFCON in early January.

The report further claims that the 38-year-old has zero intention of retiring from professional football and wants to keep his options open.

“He is understood to be disappointed at his limited playing time at United but would be receptive to assuming a coaching role at the club after his playing career finishes,” the report explains.

Heaton received interest from Premier League club Luton Town last summer, but Erik ten Hag put a stop to the move as he wanted three experienced goalkeepers in his squad.

“I was hoping [to be second choice]. I was hoping to go in and challenge,” Heaton said last season when asked about his signing for the club. “I knew the situation, so, to some degree, it was my own fault, but you always back yourself a little bit. I can’t have too many complaints.

“I always felt a little bit of unfinished business [at the club] from my point of view, and there were a lot of positives to coming back. The fact is that as a footballer, there’s no substitute for playing.”