A ‘shocking reversal’ has occurred. Controversial goalkeeper David de Gea is set to part ways with Manchester United after all. This comes after reports that a new contract had been agreed.
De Gea has been United’s first-choice goalkeeper since joining from Spanish Primera Liga side Atletico Madrid in 2011. Until last season, he had been United’s goalkeeper for 12 seasons, making a total of 545 appearances.먹튀검증
However, his recent decline in form has been controversial. Many United legends have said that the club needs a new goalkeeper, and many United fans have called for De Gea’s release.
On top of that, De Gea is currently United’s highest paid player. This only added to the negativity towards De Gea.
De Gea’s contract ends in June. De Gea made it clear that he wanted to stay at the club, and entered into contract talks with the club, but only if he took a pay cut. The key was a one-year contract extension.
Initially, the contract talks went well and there were reports that an agreement had been reached. Once United decided to keep De Gea, there was talk of bringing in a new goalkeeper to compete with him next season. Everton’s Jordan Pickford was said to be the leading candidate.
However, it was claimed that the reality was different. Negotiations stalled, and eventually, United hierarchy decided to part ways. The conclusion is that the United hierarchy was not in favor of a one-year contract extension for De Gea.
“De Gea may have played his last game for United,” said ESPN. United and De Gea are reportedly close to reaching an agreement on a new contract, but he could leave as soon as this summer,” ESPN reported.
The outlet continued, “Sources say United hierarchy have decided against a one-year contract extension for De Gea. Talks are still ongoing but a compromise is unlikely to be reached. It’s not an optimistic situation.”
“De Gea is exploring the possibility of returning to Spain amid tentative interest from Saudi Arabian clubs,” the outlet concluded.
Meanwhile, United announced its 2023-24 roster on its official website on Saturday, and De Gea’s name was not on it, indicating that a parting of the ways is underway, as reported by ESPN.