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Adler - Come and get me Utd

Leverkusen ace would love to emulate hero Schmeichel

Last Updated: 09/01/11 12:50pm

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Adler: Possible Utd target

Adler: Possible Utd target

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Bayer Leverkusen ace Rene Adler has issued a 'come and get me' call to dream club Manchester United.

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The Red Devils are understood to have scouted the Germany international goalkeeper as they prepare for the expected retirement of Edwin van der Sar at the end of the season.

The 25-year-old has a £15million get-out clause in his contract if United come calling and he admits he would love to follow in the footsteps of his hero Peter Schmeichel.

Adler, who has 18 months left on his current deal, told the Sunday Mirror: "I have told the Leverkusen board that I am not willing to discuss any new contract until April.

"I just want to achieve a Champions League spot with my team here now.

Special clause

"The board of the club are aware of the special clause in my contract.

"As a kid, my friends were interested in cartoons, MTV and German TV programmes, but I was the only interested in one person - Peter Schmeichel - who was in goal for Manchester United.

"I thought he was fantastic and loved every minute he was on TV with United.

"My whole bedroom was full of Schmeichel posters and United things. I had one or two other heroes in football like Paul Gascoigne and Zinedine Zidane.

"But nobody, in my eyes, was as impressive as Schmeichel."

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