Manchester United, for all their faults, have gotten the goalkeeper position 100% correct over the last half-decade or so.
David de Gea has been amongst the best in the business for quite a few years now, although doubts about his long-term future are starting to creep in.
The latest report from The Sun (on Sunday) is certainly worrying for Red Devils fans, as they claim that De Gea plans to wind down his contract and leave for free next summer – so he can have his pick of moves in twelve months time.
Understandably, the club’s ‘money men are dreading’ that scenario, with United willing to cash in on the 28-year-old, demanding £75million to let him leave – although insiders say that price could drop to £60million.
What’s interesting to me is that the article states that De Gea won’t budge on moving this summer – unless he gets a huge slice of that pie, with the Spaniard’s advisers potentially looking for HALF that fee (£30m) to leave during this transfer so United aren’t left empty-handed. PSG and Juventus are the teams who’re interested.
In an ideal world, De Gea will stay this summer and sign a new deal, but I just don’t see that happening. You get the feeling that his time at Old Trafford is winding down, but honestly, he could be the difference between us finishing in the top four or not next year. I’d keep him around and let him walk away for nothing next summer as it’s not as if United cannot afford it.