At this point, the future of goalkeeper David De Gea is still a question mark at Old Trafford. He will expire his contract with Man Utd at the end of June. Daily Mail revealed that despite accepting a salary reduction of £ 375,000 / week at the moment, coach Erik Ten Hag is not sure if De Gea will start next season.
According to the Daily Mail, Ten Hag would rather bring in a new goalkeeper, like Inter Milan’s Andre Onana or Brentford’s David Raya to keep the “Red Devils” goal. The only obstacle is that these targets are all valued at £40m, while Man Utd only have a budget of £15m for a competitor to De Gea.
The newspaper also reported that Ten Hag had to shop on a tight budget to meet the requirements of the Financial Fair Play Act.
Accordingly, strikers and midfielders are the priority positions when Man Utd bid £ 40 million for Mason Mount, a player valued at £ 70 million by Chelsea. They also asked for Atalanta’s Rasmus Hojlund, the striker could cost around £60m. In the case of wanting to spend more heavily, the Dutch strategist has to push some people away.
Recently, “Red Devils” confirmed that Phil Jones, Axel Tuanzebe, Ethan Galbraith and Di’Shon Bernard will leave. In the opposite direction, two reserve goalkeepers Tom Heaton and Nathan Bishop were extended their contracts, along with two young talents Rhys Bennett and Ethan Laird.
Meanwhile, Dean Henderson will return to Old Trafford after his loan expires at Nottingham Forest. If Ten Hag retains De Gea, it is likely that Henderson will be sold permanently to the City Ground team.
Xiao Min | 18:12 06/17/2023