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Djordje Petrovic Addresses European Transfer Rumors: "I Am Happy With Being Here in New England"
Liverpool and Manchester United are rumored to be interested in the goalkeeper
While major European clubs are interested in Djordje Petrovic, the goalkeeper is happy with the New England Revolution.
Petrovic spoke about the rumors of European teams being interested in him on Friday. Tom Bogert was the first to report that Manchester United was “heavily scouting” Petrovic and The Blazing Musket’s own Seth Macomber reported that clubs across Europe are interested in the goalkeeper.
The Mirror — a British tabloid— also recently reported that Liverpool is interested in Petrovic along with United.
“That's more motivation to play better and better and to be better at each game and during each practice,” Petrovic said when asked about the rumors. “The fact that they are interested in me is good, but I am happy with being here in New England and I am focusing on that, especially to achieve its goals, especially in the playoffs.”
The 23-year-old goalkeeper has built off an impressive debut in MLS in 2022. After securing seven shutouts and a 1.29 goals against average after joining the Revolution in the middle of the season, Petrovic has started 2023 with nine saves and two clean sheets.
Even though he has only been with the club for a brief time, Petrovic is already climbing up the leaderboards in terms of Revolution goalkeepers. His next clean sheet will be the 10th of his MLS career and will make Petrovic just the sixth goalkeeper in Revs history to record double-digit clean sheets with the club.
Head coach and sporting director Bruce Arena told the media that even after bursting onto the scene in 2022, the 23-year-old has improved.
“He’s grown as a goalkeeper since last year,” Arena said. “He continues to get better. I think his distribution has gotten better. His ability to communicate with his teammates has improved. He’s growing into a real good goalkeeper.”
If Petrovic wants to get his 10th career clean sheet, he will have to do so against the defending champions and current Supporters’ Shield holders LAFC. It will be an opportunity for the goalkeeper to show his skills against arguably the best club in MLS and New England can show that they are one of the top teams in the league.