Man United are thinking about triggering a one-year contract extension in David de Gea’s contract.
Manchester United Football Club find themselves in a rather weird predicament in regards to their goalkeeper.
Dean Henderson fired shots at the Red Devils as he headed to Nottingham Forest on loan, while David de Gea isn’t the ideal fit stylistically.
The superstar Spaniard is an unreal shot-stopper, though when it comes to playing out from the back, the goalie struggles mightily.
With a winding down deal, the Old Trafford club have a decision to make.
We’ve been given an update on that front, from The Telegraph (subscription required). They state that United are ‘weighing up’ whether to trigger the one-year contract extension in the contract of the star.
With nine months remaining on his current deal, the Red Devils have to act quickly. They either tie De Gea down for another twelve months in order to protect their asset, or let the 31-year-old walk away for nothing when next summer rolls around.
It’s claimed that United are ‘assessing their long-term plan’ and a change of goalkeeper could bring Everton’s Jordan Pickford into the mix as a possible option…
De Gea has undoubtedly been amongst United’s most consistent performers for the last decade, though the Old Trafford club should be looking to sell players a year too early rather than a year too late. If De Gea isn’t deemed good enough by Erik ten Hag, then let him leave and go out there and bring someone is who better fits the system in place.
I’m not sure Pickford is someone who I’d be super keen on United signing, but I’m also not sure who the other viable options are.
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