Asmir Begovic has revealed he expects to leave Stoke this summer, but insists he hasn’t agreed to join Manchester United.
Stoke signed Birmingham’s Jack Butland during the transfer window after the keeper turned down Chelsea due to fears about playing time. But Begovic believes if he picked Stoke over Chelsea for that reason, then it could spell the end of his time at the Britannia.
There have been rumours circulating that he has already made up his mind on his next destination, picking Manchester United over Man City but the keeper denied this during an interview with Oslobodjenje:
“I read in the papers that I said no to City and yes to United, but the truth is, I haven’t decided on anything.
“I didn’t say yes or no to anybody. I haven’t signed anything – no contract, no pre-contract. But I believe that Stoke didn’t buy Butland to be a reserve so I think I’m going to be sold in the summer.
“To whom? I can’t move to a smaller club and I also know that some top clubs are interested in me. They are also the only ones who can afford the fee.
“Now I’m just happy that January is over. It was a hard month for us, so many rumours. Now, we can focus on our games again.”