Man United are seemingly set to sign David de Gea down to a new contract.
Going into this summer, plenty of chang is expected at Manchester United Football Club. It could start from ownership, trickling down into the dressing room.
One area of real discussion is the goalkeeper position. David de Gea has been an unreal servant to this club over the years – though there have been plenty of talk linking the Red Devils with a move to bring in someone new. David Raya, for example.
Well, it looks like the starting job will continue to be De Gea’s in 2023/24. According to ESPN, United are ‘closing in’ on a new contract for the key star, whose current deal runs out this summer.
De Gea, who has made over 500 appearances for United, could leave on a free transfer if he wanted to, is choosing to remain loyal.
This new contract will see De Gea take a basic pay wage-cut, with the terms focused on playing incentives and other bonuses.
Most of the terms are finalised, with some minor points about structure still to be sorted before the deal is signed and announced.
Although questions remain about De Gea’s struggles when playing out from the back, there’s no better shot-stopper in the world. I genuinely do believe that.
Sometimes, it’s better to stick with what you know, rather than trying to make a switch when it could be considered a risk. Raya may be better with the ball at his feet, but will United concede more goals with someone who isn’t as good at saving shots?
This feels like the smart move, given the other areas of the squad that need work right now.
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