In his early days at Manchester United, David de Gea was considered one of the strongest goalkeepers in the world. In recent years, however, the Spanish goalkeeper has come under increasing criticism and now no longer plays a role in the national team. His future with the Red Devils is also more uncertain than ever.
Although David de Gea was able to fend off the interim attack by challenger Dean Henderson and is number one in the United box, this only offers him security until the summer of 2023. Then both Henderson's loan contract in Nottingham and his own contract with the Red Devils will end. How exactly things will continue for the 45-time Spanish international is unclear. According to Sky Sport, Manchester United are not considering a one-year extension clause in De Gea's contract. This is not at all surprising, since the keeper's generous salary of 18-20 million euros a year is not quite in proportion to his performance.
Whether the goalkeeper would be satisfied with less is unknown. According to the report, de Gea would basically like to be in the United box beyond the summer. Coach Erik ten Hag, on the other hand, should be open to a new keeper. The report does not reveal whether this would be the currently loaned Henderson or a completely new goalkeeper. An external solution is probably the more likely. Among other things, Gladbach keeper Yann Sommer has been mentioned as a possible option for a long time.
This article was originally thought of on 90min.com/de as No contract extension: Is de Gea on the verge of leaving at Manchester United? released.